Wahaka Reposado con Gusano is sweet with its light golden color and lustrous flavor. It also has the agave worm.
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|Mezcalero:||Alberto Morales Mendez|
|Agave / Maguey:||Espadin|
|Style:||Con Gusano, Reposado|
|Town:||San Dionisio Ocotepec|
About this mezcal
Wahaka Reposado con Gusano is aged for up to six months in recharred American oak barrels. The Reposado con Gusano is sweet with its light golden color and lustrous flavor. Their Reposado con Gusano has the addition of an agave worm. Though aged mezcal was not part of the original plan for Wahaka, mezcalero Beto Morales insisted that it be included as this is a special family recipe that includes the combination of oak barrels and gusano, with the worms resting with the mezcal in barrels for the entirety of the aging process.
2011 Spirits of Mexico – Gold Medal
2011 New York International Spirits Competition – Silver Medal
2011 Tequila.net “Best of the Best” Award
2012 San Francisco World Spirits Competition – Bronze Medal 2012 Ultimate Spirits Challenge – 87 out of 100 – Very 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.
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