Mezcal Local is a Pechuga de Maguey and distilled with agave hearts and fruit but no meat. Its mild flavor is a result of the exotic combination of woods and fruits.
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About this mezcal
Mezcal Local is a Pechuga de Maguey – it is distilled with agave hearts and fruit but no meat. Leonel Hernández (Don Gil), a third generation maestro mezcalero, produces his mezcal in San Pablo Villa de Mitla. Mezcal Local is made with 100% agave Espadin, harvested after 10 years. The agaves are cooked underground for 3 days, ground using an Egyptian mill, and then fermented in wooden vats for 10 days. During the distillation process agave hearts, as well as a combination of fruits (apple, peach, banana and orange), are added to the still. The heart of the agave acts as a natural purifier and the fruits add a wide range of distinctive flavor notes. This mezcal is distilled twice in copper.
Mezcal Local’s tagline is “it’s not where you’re from, it’s where you’re at“. Mezcal Local is the idea that at a global level, we are all part of our own community. We all have our own rites, we are all locals in our own environment. The importance they give to the concept of sharing, made the company create something more than just a product: they created an experience for their customers. Their first mezcal is a Pechuga de Maguey produced by Leonel Hernández in San Pablo Villa de Mitla.