Pierde Almas Tequilana Weber is made traditionally with a pit oven, but it was made with the Blue (Azul) agave Tequilana that is used in Tequila.
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About this mezcal
Pierde Almas Tequilana Weber is one of the rare mezcals made with the same Blue agave that is used in tequila. This mezcal is made by maestro mezcalero Alfonso Sanchez with agave from San Baltazar Chichicapam and San Juan del Rio, Oaxaca. The use of Blue agave in mezcal is not common, yet this type of agave can easily be grown in Oaxaca and other mezcal-producing states as it’s a close relative to agave Espadin. Some agave farmers in Oaxaca planted the blue agave Tequilana after the agave shortage in the 90’s and early 2000’s in Jalisco. Because a similar agave shortage in tequila has yet to reoccur, batches of mezcal made with this agave have been produced. This mezcal is herbaceous and earthy on the nose with notes of anise. It’s sweet and floral on the palate, with a smooth, tropical finish.
Pierde Almas Mezcal
Behind each bottle of Pierde Almas is a time-honored recipe kept alive with painstaking care by the family patriarch in each successive generation. Their labels are hand-printed on 100% acid-free, handmade paper derived from fibers that are indigenous to the region and have been in use since pre-Columbian times. With their Wild Agave Reforestation Program, they are actively engaged in the re-forestation of wild species of Agave in those areas where their populations have been depleted. Pierde Almas begins each rainy season by inviting bartenders, chefs, restauranteurs, and journalists to join them for their annual wild Tobalá planting. Due to the artisinal nature of their mezcal, the ABV of each lot may vary slightly.
In May 2018, British multinational alcoholic beverages company Diageo purchased Pierde Almas Mezcal.