Viejo Indecente Tobala is made in San Isidro Guishe, within the district of Miahuatlán, in Oaxaca. This mezcal has floral notes and flavors of buttery caramel.
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About this mezcal
Viejo Indecente Tobala is made from 100% Agave potatorum (maguey Tobala) in San Isidro Guishe, within the district of Miahuatlán, Oaxaca. This release is called “El Mezcal de Doña Clara” to honor to family’s matriarch. Mezcalero Don Jose Lucas and his sons cook the agaves in an underground pit oven, crush the cooked agaves by hand, and ferment the agave fibers along with water in Montezuma wooden vats. After fermentation is complete, it is doubled distilled in copper pots. On the nose, there are notes of cacao and sweet cinnamon. On the palate there are floral notes along with flavors of buttery caramel. The finish has notes of minerals and leather. Only one batch is made each year.
Viejo Indecente Mezcal
Mezcal Viejo Indecente is produced in the small community of San Isidro Guishe, within the district of Miahuatlán, in Oaxaca. Jose Lucas, a third generation mezcalero, currently oversees the family-run operation, where he shares the knowledge gleaned from his years of experience with his eleven children.
Don Jose’s son Mario is a builder and traveled through villages in Zacatecas, Jalisco, and San Luis Potosi where steaming is traditional. Mario built his own above-ground oven fueled by natural gas. This production method helps combat deforestation. Steaming also efficiently uses the entire plant because burnt or charred pieces do not need to be removed. Not all of their releases are steamed however. Once a year, the family roasts a batch of Tobala and a batch of Tepextate in their traditional earthen pit.
Learn more about Viejo Indecente:
- Viejo Indecente and Lucas Family Mezcal on the Mezcal Reviews blog