Leyenda San Luis Potosi has aromas of bell peppers and jalapeno. It’s sweet with notes of strong minerality on the palate.
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|Mezcalero:||Juan Jose Hernandez|
|State:||San Luis Potosí|
|ABV:||42% and 45%|
|Age of plant:||7-10 years|
|Website:||https://www.mezcalesdeleyenda.com/, opens in new window|
About this mezcal
Leyenda San Luis Potosi is made with agave Salmiana, which is one of the few agave tough enough to survive in the rocky and arid lands of the central Potosino plateau. This agave is also known as agave Verde in San Luis Potosi, and it has a very unique flavor profile. It’s a huge agave that takes 7-10 years to reach maturity. The maestro mezcalero, Juan Jose Hernandez, comes from a long line of mezcal producers who have been producing at the hacienda where this mezcal is made for over 100 years. The agave for this mezcal are cooked for 48 hours in a clay oven that is traditional in this region. The agave is then milled and fermented with naturally occurring airborne yeasts for five days. Once fermented, it is distilled in a copper still.
Mezcal de Leyendas (previously labeled as Mezcales de Leyenda) believes they can improve some of the most marginalized communities in Mexico. They implement the best fair trade practices where they work, and they have many efforts in agave sustainability. Their mezcals come from the different mezcal-producing states. They also have some special edition, small-batch mezcals. The brand also releases the Pelotón de la Muerte line of mezcals.
In 2021, the brand (under Artisanal Distillates, LLC) raised money via the StartEngine platform at a $32.7 million pre-money valuation.