Mal Bien Espadin from Félix Ramírez Mendez is produced in the village of Yogana, in the Ejutla district of Oaxaca.
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|Mezcalero:||Félix Ramírez Mendez|
|Town:||Ejutla, San Dionisio Ocotepec, Santiago Matatlán|
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About this mezcal
Mal Bien Espadin from Félix Ramírez Mendez is produced in the village of Yogana which is located at the southern end of the Ejutla district of Oaxaca. Like his neighbors, Félix is a full-time farmer. However, Félix is also a part-time mezcalero who works with several species of agave which are planted between rows of seasonal crops like corn, squash, and beans. He distills on equipment unique to Ejutla that allow his spirits can reach proof in a single pass. Mal Bien was the first brand to commercially release mezcal from Félix Ramírez.
Since 2016, the Mal Bien team has been traveling Mexico, driving off the map and into mountains filled with treacherous roads, police officers of questionable moral character, feral dogs, indigenous languages, narcos, ancient relics, machete wielding protestors, insect based meals, mudslides, blockades, corrupt politicians, and many of the world’s kindest, funniest, most brilliant people. In addition to some hard to believe stories, they’ve connected with a wide variety of traditional producers, whose mezcal is now bottled and exported under the Mal Bien name.