Mezcal Rayu Ensamble is produced in Miahuatlan de Porfirio Díaz with magueyes Madrecuishe, Jabali, and Espadin. It has flavors of tropical fruits, a touch of caramel, along with herbs and spices.
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|Mezcalero:||Bernardino Jarquín Pacheco|
|Maguey:||Espadin, Jabali, Madrecuishe|
|Agave:||Angustifolia, Convallis, Karwinskii|
|Age of plant:||7 years, 15-18 years|
|Website:||http://rayumezcal.com/, opens in new window|
About this mezcal
Mezcal Rayu Ensamble is produced by mezcalero Bernardino Jarquín Pacheco in Miahuatlan de Porfirio Díaz, Oaxaca using magueyes Madrecuishe, Jabali, and Espadin. The agaves are cooked in an underground oven, milled with mallets, fermented in pine wood vats, and double-distilled in copper pots. This mezcal has flavors of tropical fruits, a touch of caramel, along with herbs, spices, and a hint of violet.
The name “Rayu” translates to “rayo” which means bolt of lightning in Zapotec, the language of the Oaxacan culture. It represents the beginning of mezcal. A legend says that one day a field in Oaxaca was hit by a thunderstorm and that an agave plant was struck by a lightning bolt cooking it through to the core. They say it was the first time the maguey was cooked and that it was a gift from the gods. Since then, mezcal has been known as the elixir of the gods. Mezcal Rayu is a sub-brand of Mezcal Yuu Baal.