Sin Gusano Mexicano from Sola de Vega, Oaxaca is distilled in a copper refrescador still, which is very seldom seen in this region.
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|Destilado de Agave
|Sin Gusano Project
|Sola de Vega
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About this destilado de agave
Sin Gusano Mexicano from Sola de Vega, Oaxaca is produced by Gilberto Vásquez. While the community of Sola de Vega is known for it’s clay pot distillation, Gilberto and his uncle/palenque-mate Florian built a refrescador still, which was used to produce this batch. This type of still is more common in areas like Ejutla, but not Sola de Vega. Gilberto also adds pieces of cooked, unfermented agave to the boiling chamber of the still ahead of the second distillation, which is not a common practice for this region.
Sin Gusano Project
The Sin Gusano Project aims to inspire consumers to ethically explore the wonders of handmade agave spirits, which are traditionally known as Mezcal. The brand operates bars and events, and travels regularly through Mexico to source an evolving range of rare distillates. Many of these artisanal spirits haven’t been experienced outside of the communities in which they are made until now.
Sin Gusano launched the Mezcal Appreciation Society (M.A.S.) in spring 2020. M.A.S. is the UK’s only agave spirits subscription club, providing members with regular shipments of agave spirits and educational materials. Membership to the Mezcal Appreciation Society can be purchased here.