Mezcal de Leyendas Vinata Solar is the first of it’s kind, a mezcal produced using 100% solar power for every step of production.
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About this mezcal
Mezcal de Leyendas Vinata Solar is made with maguey cenizo (Agave durangensis) by maestro Gerardo Ruelas in Nombre de Dios, Durango. As the name of this release would suggest, this mezcal was made using 100% solar energy for every part of the process, making it the first total solar mezcal known in production. The agaves are cooked in a steam heated oven that is powered by solar panels. They are ground via a solar powered mechanical grinder and fermented in oak tanks. Finally the agaves are distilled in a custom solar copper still. At first sight the golden color of the bottle may give the impression that this mezcal was aged like a reposado or anejo, but that is not the case. This mezcal is bottled joven.
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.