Wahaka Espadin Manzanita is a “pechuga” made with herbs and fruits instead of meat, making this mezcal hard to find and unique.
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|Alberto Morales Mendez
|San Dionisio Ocotepec
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About this mezcal
Wahaka Espadin Manzanita is a limited release. This mezcal is a “pechuga” made with organic heirloom apples. Maestro Mezcalero Beto Morales uses herbs and fruits in his “pechugas” instead of meat. This heirloom apple blend is placed in the copper stills during the second distillation. The fruit’s characteristics stay strong in the nose with a slight acidity.
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.
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