Wahaka Repo on Rye is a limited edition Reposado that is made with agave Espadin and aged in used Wigle Rye Whiskey barrels.
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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 Repo on Rye was made in partnership with Wigle Whiskey in Pittsburgh. Legend has it that Wahaka co-owner Raza Zaidi, was pouring at a T. Edward Wines Portfolio Event and was stationed next to Michael Foglia of Wigle Whiskey. They got to talking and the idea of exchanging barrels popped up. So Wahaka got some used Wigle Whiskey barrels, and Wigle got some used Wahaka barrels, which they used to for a project called Oaxacan Rye. This mezcal from Wahaka is made with agave Espadin and aged for 12 months in the used Wigle Whiskey barrels. The initial release of this in 2019 was just 220 bottles.
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.