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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: (7 reviews)
Brand:Local Mezcal
NOM:NOM-O341X
Mezcalero:Leonel Hernández
Maguey:Espadin
Agave:Angustifolia
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, opens in new window
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 their customers. Their first mezcal is a Pechuga de Maguey produced by Leonel Hernández in San Pablo Villa de Mitla.

7 reviews

4.07 out of 5


Wine65

Wine65

5 reviews
Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars2 months ago

Soft, mouth coating and easy sipping. Tastes like a ginger wrapped under ripe banana dipped in cream with just a hint of smoke. Great value and nice bottle to introduce those new to mezcal. Lote TX-01

MezcalHombre

MezcalHombre

4 reviews
Rated 4 out of 5 stars4 months ago

I was pleasantly surprised with this fruit Pechuga. A great entry level mezcal for those that drink tequila to introduce them to the world of Mezcal. Very little to no smoke with a really nice fruity flavor profile with peach, orange grapefruit and more coming through for me. Can’t beat it as a sipper for the price..

Thankin_Hank

Thankin_Hank

9 reviews
Rated 4 out of 5 stars2 years ago

I really thought this Mezcal was smooth and had some fruit flavors. At Tuna Azul, Puerto Vallarta.

viktor

viktor

1 review
Rated 5 out of 5 stars2 years ago

Really appreciated this product. Nice packaging, soft pechuga de agave with a lot of flavor. I made some cocktails with Local, pineapple and basil that turned out well.

Tonatiuh

Tonatiuh

1 review
Rated 5 out of 5 stars2 years ago

Had the opportunity to try this amazing product in Selina Hotel, Downtown Mexico City. Me and my friends were looking for something special and were recommended Mezcal Local Pechuga de Agave style. We had it straight and were impressed by the soft, fruity welcoming and a warm, dry aftertaste. Not too smoky, not too strong.

We were impressed later by it’s versatility. Had two or three different cocktails made with this spirit and they were all amazing.

Local is for sure one of the best if not THE best mezcal I have ever tried. 100% recommend!

Had the opportunity to try this amazing product in Selina Hotel, Downtown Mexico City. Me and my friends were looking for something special and were recommended Mezcal Local Pechuga de Agave style. We had it straight and were impressed by the soft, fruity welcoming and a warm, dry aftertaste. Not too smoky, not too strong.
We were impressed later by it’s versatility. Had two or three different cocktails made with this spirit and they were all amazing.
Local is for sure one of the best if

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Tyler

Tyler

463 reviews
Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars2 years ago

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.

2020 UPDATE – Soft, fruity, and very approachable. Similar notes as before but less alcohol bite. Definitely one of the best options on the shelf in its price range of $35/bottle. Lot TX-01.

Jonny

Jonny

497 reviews
Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars3 years ago

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 apples and mesquite smoke. The palate had light notes of banana, oak, allspice, and plum. It’s a bit light, but overall enjoyable. It’s a great value at this price, especially as a vegan “pechuga.”

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