Los Nahuales “Still Proof” Tobala is made using wild maguey Tobala harvested in the mountains above San Juan del Rio, Oaxaca.
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|Brand:||Los Nahuales Mezcal|
|Mezcalero:||Karina Abad Rojas|
|Batch size:||244 bottles|
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About this mezcal
An earlier bottling was released in Mexico in 2017 to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the first distillation of Los Danzantes mezcal at a tiny refurbished distillery in Santiago Matatlan, Oaxaca. Craft Distillers (the US importer of Los Nahuales, Alipus, and Mezcalero) liked the concept so much that they asked for a special edition for the US market. This “still proof” mezcal was bottled without being diluted (or adjusted), just as it came from the potstill at 53% ABV. It was produced from 100% wild maguey Tobalá (agave Potatorum) collected in the mountains above San Juan del Rio in light clay and stony loam soils. Due to the very small size of maguey Tobala it takes hundreds of plants, packed out on mules, to produce a batch.
Bottle image: Los Danzantes 20th Anniversary release only available in Mexico
Los Nahuales Mezcal
Los Nahuales mezcal is distilled at the Déstileria Los Danzantes in Santiago Matatlan, the world capital of mezcal, south of Oaxaca city. The mezcals are branded as Los Nahuales in the USA due to trademark issues. Though the mezcaleros behind this mezcal have been making it for generations, the Los Danzantes brand has been around since 1997.