Mezcal Rayu Espadin Joven is produced by Isaias Martinez Juan in San Juan del Rio, Oaxaca. This artisanal mezcal has notes of fruits such as banana, mango, pineapple and a touch of caramel.
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|Mezcalero:||Isaias Martinez Juan|
|Town:||San Juan del Rio|
|Age of plant:||7-8 years|
|Website:||http://rayumezcal.com/, opens in new window|
About this mezcal
Mezcal Rayu Espadin Joven is produced by Isaias Martinez Juan in San Juan del Rio, Tlacolula, Oaxaca. This is an artisanal mezcal cooked in an underground conical oven, crushed by a horse-drawn tahona, naturally fermented in pine wood vats, and double-distilled copper pot stills. This mezcal has notes of fruits such as banana, mango, pineapple and a touch of caramel.
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.