The families that produce Mezcal Union Uno have generations of mezcal experience. Union operates as a sort of collective for several producer-families.
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|Mezcalero:||Jorge Aaron Mendez Cortes, Pedro Hernandez|
|Maguey:||Barril, Cirial, Espadin|
|Style:||Blend, Ensamble, Joven|
|Town:||San Baltazar Guélavila|
|ABV:||38% or 40%|
|Age of plant:||8-20 years|
|Website:||https://mezcalunion.com/, opens in new window|
About this mezcal
Mezcal Unión Uno uses farm-grown maguey Espadin and wild maguey Cirial. This agave is cut and roasted for four days. The families that produce Union have several generations experience as their main craft. Union uses a collection of different producer-families in the region to produce their bottles. Earlier batches of Union Uno contained a third maguey: Barril.
Union is one of the most commonly found mezcals for cocktails in the US and Mexico. Their story says that when starting the company, an old man told them that the future of mezcal would be based on a UNIÓN. That’s how they named the company, and that’s how they decided to make a mezcal that featured different producer families. Though Pedro Hernandez is their master mezcalero, each bottle is produced by a union of Oaxacan families. There may be slight variations of flavor from batch to batch, but not much, as they are now using a Solera process to ensure better consistency.
In February of 2017, Mezcal Union signed a distribution agreement with Diageo. The agreement keeps the ownership of Union in the hands of its founders, while opening the doors to a wider distribution network. In August 2021 it was announced that Diageo would acquire Union’s parent company, Casa UM, for an undisclosed sum.
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