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Mezcal Local

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.

Rating: (2 reviews)
Brand:Local Mezcal
NOM:NOM-O341X
Mezcalero:Leonel Hernández
Agave:Espadin
Distillation:Copper
Style:Joven, Pechuga
State:Oaxaca
Town:San Pablo Villa de Mitla
ABV: 42%
Age of plant: 10 years
Website: https://www.mezcallocal.com
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.

Local Mezcal

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 our customers. Their first mezcal is a Pechuga de Maguey produced by Leonel Hernández in San Pablo Villa de Mitla.

2 reviews

3 of out 5 stars


Tyler on Dec 8, 2018

245 reviews

  • Overall:

Mezcal Local has some interesting notes but doesn’t immediately jump out as being a vegan pechuga. It has a lot of citrus and vanilla bean. There are some soft fruity notes but it still has some bite at 42% ABV after having a bottle sit half-full for over a year. Lot 004

Jonny on Mar 5, 2018

265 reviews

  • Overall:

Lot 004. Super classy bottle and design. They did a really good job keeping the bottle rustic yet sophisticated. Now…inside the bottle… There were faint aromas of nail polish and apples. The palate had light notes of banana, oak, allspice, and plum. It’s a bit watery and light, but overall enjoyable. It seems a bit pricey, but as a vegan “pechuga” it’s a decent experience.

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