Wahaka Joven Espadín is very well balanced with notes of smoke, earth, and sweetness. It is meant to transport you to San Dionisio Ocotepec.
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|Mezcalero:||Alberto Morales Mendez|
|Town:||San Dionisio Ocotepec|
|Website:||https://www.wahakamezcal.com/, opens in new window|
About this mezcal
Wahaka Joven Espadín delivers what pure, artisanal mezcal is all about: an experience that awakens the senses with a delicate balance of smoke, earth, and sweetness. A specialty of their maestro mezcalero, Alberto “Beto” Morales, the Joven Espadín instantly transports you to our estate in San Dionisio Ocotepec, Oaxaca, where this Mezcal’s agave is grown, cooked, crushed, fermented, and double-distilled on a palenque that Beto describes as “a place of respect and harmony, where no arguments or even bad words may be uttered.”
- 2011 Spirits of Mexico – Silver Medal
- 2011 New York International Spirits Competition – Silver Medal
- 2012 San Francisco World Spirits Competition – Silver Medal 2012 Ultimate Spirits Challenge – 84 out of 100 – Good
- 2012 International Review of Spirits – Gold Medal – 93 out of 100 – Exceptional
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.