Wahaka Ensamble en Barro is a special limited clay-pot-distilled release from Alberto Morales, who typically distills in copper.
Wahaka Ensamble en Barro
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|Mezcalero:||Alberto Morales Mendez|
|Town:||San Dionisio Ocotepec|
|Website:||http://www.wahakamezcal.com/, opens in new window|
About this mezcal
Wahaka Ensamble en Barro is made with 20% maguey Arroqueno (agave Americana) and 80% maguey Espadin (agave Angustifolia). This is a special release distilled in a small clay pot still that was built by meastro mezcalero Beto Morales at his palenque in San Dionisio Ocotepec, Oaxaca.
Wahaka Mezcal is the result of several childhood friends from Mexico City who turned their passion for Mexico’s oldest distilled spirit into a sustainably produced, community-focused, and internationally recognized brand. In 2010, they set out to find Mexico’s finest mezcal. After months of intensely researching, travelling, and tasting their way through Oaxaca, they found kindred spirits in maestro mezcalero Alberto “Beto” Morales Mendez and his family, who, for five generations, have been perfecting the art of making mezcal in San Dionisio Ocotepec, a tiny village in the Central Valley of Oaxaca. Together they created Wahaka, and with it, a new model for mezcal brands, one that was as committed to making an award-winning product as it was supporting the community from which flourishes. Unlike any other spirit, mezcal is a product of its terroir—and you can taste the Spirit of Oaxaca in every drop of this artisanally crafted, small-batch elixir.
Read more about our visit to the Wahaka Mezcal Palenque.
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Musty smell. Somewhat tangy flavor. A bit sharp. Better after a bite of my beef taco. The complexity really comes out with food. Light leather taste. Gets pretty good. Full mouthfeel. Without food it’s kind of harsh, possibly due in part to distillation in clay.
Heavy clay. Funky aromas. Sour apples and sharp cheddar cheese on the nose. Super viscous and well rounded. This is big and bright. Very cheesy, buttery, and thick. Tried this from a pre-release bottle that didn’t have a batch number, but believe it would have been first batch into the US.