Wahaka Tepeztate is a triple-distilled mezcal made with wild agave Tepeztate that takes 25-30 years to mature. It is earthy, fruity, sweet, and spicy.
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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 Tepeztate is made with wild agave Tepeztate that takes 25 to 30 years to mature. Maestro Mezcalero Beto Morales smooths out the extreme flavors found in other mezcals made from Tepeztate by triple-distilling it. This gives it an earthy, pungent fragrance and a subtle touch. The first sip is pleasantly fruity, with an almost sake-like yeast flavor that turns sweet and spicy.
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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Light nose, light on the palate up front with a bit of minerality, a bit of fruit, a bit of flower, but then a long, dry earthy finish.
Lot: ORGULLA-10-AMM, faintly floral, a little fruity, very spicy, and nicely sweet. A mouth filling drink of this mezcal delivers a major spice rush!