Wahaka Tobala is rich and full on the palate. The Tobala is a tiny agave, but it’s full of rich sugars and dynamic flavor.
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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 Tobala is made with the tiny maguey Tobala. It is a wild plant that grows in the highlands, often on rugged mountain sides and rocky cliffs. Not only is foraging for the Tobalá a challenge, but its smaller size means a significantly larger number of plants are needed to produce this Mezcal. Wahaka Tobala is rich and full on the palate.
2011 Spirits of Mexico – Silver Medal
2011 New York International Spirits Competition – Silver Medal
2012 San Francisco World Spirits Competition – Double Gold 2012 Ultimate Spirits Challenge – 89 out of 100 – Very Good
2012 International Review of Spirits – Gold Medal – 95 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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