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Sin Gusano Mexicano – Sola de Vega

Sin Gusano Mexicano from Sola de Vega, Oaxaca is distilled in a copper refrescador still, which is very seldom seen in this region.

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.

1 review

4.5 out of 5


Meady

Meady

53 reviews
Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars10 months ago

Delicious.
Cooked agave is added to the chamber for the 2nd distillation, and it adds a subtle extra sweetness which makes this incredibly easy to drink!
Tried a few Mezcals from Sola de Vega now and I like what’s coming out of there.

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