Sacacuento Tobala continues the tradition of Rancho Buenaventura, which has been producing mezcal and other artisinal farm products for over 100 years.
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About this mezcal
Sacacuento Tobala is made semi-wild Tobala. The ranch that produces Sacacuento, Rancho Buenaventura, has been growing maguey Tobala in a semi-wild environment for many years. Though this agave is relatively plentiful at the ranch, it’s small size and yield make its production a balancing act between demand and sustainable supply. This is a long and elegant mezcal, the prize of the Sacacuento lineup. The ABV may vary slightly by batch.
Sacacuento Mezcal has it’s own 150-acre agave ranch named Rancho Buenaventura, which is located approximately 10 minutes south of the City of Nochixtlan, Oaxaca. The agave ranch has approximately 50,000 agave Espadin and 1,000 agave Tobala currently growing. Mezcal production on the ranch began in 1913 when Emilio Maldonado began making mezcal from the wild agave Espadin that grew among other crops. He sold his mezcal to travelers who often passed through the ranch. As he sat with the travelers and shared the mezcal, they would tell great stories. Those who told the best stories were called “Sacacuento.” Today, the ranch and mezcal brand are owned and operated by Emilio’s granddaughter, Claudia Favila and her husband Rudy Favila.