Wahaka Jabali is made with maguey Jabali, which takes its name from the Spanish word for “wild boar” because the maguey’s thorns resemble a boar’s teeth.
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|Mezcalero:||Alberto Morales Mendez|
|Town:||San Dionisio Ocotepec|
|Batch size:||210 bottles|
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About this mezcal
Wahaka Jabali is made with maguey Jabali, which takes its name from the Spanish word for “wild boar” because the maguey’s thorns resemble a boar’s teeth. This semi-cultivated agave, which takes between 10 and 12 years to reach maturity, produces an explosively flavorful mezcal. Intense pine and herbaceous notes jump out at first whiff of Wahaka’s Jabalí. There are flavor notes of bright fruit and spice with a touch of oil and mint. This is a very limited edition.
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.