Pal’alma Espadilla Capon is produced by maestro mezcalero Asunción Matilde Vargas using maguey Espadilla (Agave angustifolia).
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About this destilado de agave
Pal’alma Espadilla Capon is produced by maestro mezcalero Asunción Matilde Vargas using maguey Espadilla (Agave angustifolia). The quiote stalks of the agave used in this mezcal are cut in order to concentrate sugars in the heart of the agave. The agaves are cooked in a conical earthen oven and milled by hand with axes. Fermentation is done in a shallow stone well and then distilled only once using a hybrid ‘Filipino style’ clay & wood tree trunk still with a copper coil condenser.
Pal’alma (or Mezcalito Pal’alma) is curated by Erick Rodriguez. Erick also bottles under the brand Almamezcalera. Known by many as the Indiana Jones of Mezcal, Erick Rodriguez works with agave spirits producers from the 20+ states of Mexico. Anywhere he finds agave fields and a freshwater stream, there’s a good chance that someone is making mezcal nearby. He has a private tasting room in Mexico City, which we visited in 2017, and wrote about in our post Almamezcalera & Mezcalito Pal’alma.