Leyendas Maguey Tobasiche is produced by young Mezcalera Doña Maria Garcia Santana in the community of Miahuatlan, Oaxaca.
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About this mezcal
Leyendas Maguey Tobasiche is produced by young Mezcalera Doña Maria Garcia Santana. The agave used in this mezcal were harvested with the authorization of the local community in the wild at about 10 years of age. The agaves’ quiote were cut in advance of harvesting to concentrate the sugars in the heart of the agave. The gorgeous maguey tobasiche is one of the many sub-varietals of Agave karwinskii which is cultivated in the rolling hills of Miahuatlan. Once harvested, the agave is roasted in pit ovens over a mixture of oak and mesquite wood. It is then fermented in Cypress and Pine vats for 5 days. This mezcal is produced with a single distillation on alembique copper stills with refrescadera.
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.