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Leyenda San Luis Potosi

Leyenda San Luis Potosi has aromas of bell peppers and jalapeno. It’s sweet with notes of strong minerality on the palate.

Rating: (2 reviews)
Brand:Leyenda Mezcal
NOM:NOM-O117X
Mezcalero:Juan Jose Hernandez
Agave:Salmiana
Distillation:Copper
Style:Joven
State:San Luis Potosí
Town:Santa Isabel
ABV: 42%
Age of plant: 7-10 years
Website: www.mezcalesdeleyenda.com
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.

Leyenda Mezcal

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.

2 reviews

4 of out 5 stars


ELMEZCALERO on Oct 13, 2018

1 review

  • Overall:

is a great mezcal but they dont use oven clay. they use a big autoclave. her description on the website de mezcal says “horno de mamposteria” (oven clay). But, thats no true… however her agaves are silvestres.

pd. im from de san luis potosi 😉

LosMuertos on Jul 11, 2018

32 reviews

  • Overall:

This one is not smoky since the agave is cooked in clay ovens.
Notes of elderflower, lemon and jalapeno.

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