Wahaka Mezcal Launches Line of Artisan, Organic Mezcales in the U.S.

Submitted by     February 10, 2012     8064   0

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Wahaka Mezcal

After receiving several leading spirits awards late in 2011, the makers of Austin-based Wahaka Mezcal are proud to announce that their line of organic mezcales are now available in the United States.

Using traditional distilling processes with more than 400 years of history behind them, Wahaka Mezcal is crafted by the Morales family in San Dionisio Ocotepec, in the highlands of Oaxaca, Mexico. This Zapotec family, has perfected the art of mezcal creation over five generations, and is a proud shareholder of Wahaka Mezcal. Using 100% organic, Espadín agave, Wahaka Mezcal offers an un-aged joven or blanco mezcal (Wahaka Mezcal Espadín Joven); and a reposado, it’s aged counterpart complete with the gusano worm, which has been traditionally used to add flavor to the spirit (Wahaka Mezcal Reposado con Gusano). Adding to its lineup, Wahaka Mezcal also offers Wahaka Mezcal Madre Cuishe and Wahaka Mezcal Tobalá, which are distilled from wild agave varieties found in the Oaxacan highlands and lowlands, respectively. Topping off the Wahaka Mezcal lineup is the Wahaka Mezcal Ensemble, a blend of the Espadín Joven (50%), Madre Cuishe (25%) and Tobalá (25%).


Oaxaca's Sombra Mezcal Takes on Tequila

Submitted by     March 02, 2009     18875   0

Master sommelier Richard Betts has for years collected plaudits for his approachable style of wine service at the Little Nell in Aspen, Colo., even matching up with art collector Dennis Scholl to form the avant-garde wine label Betts & Scholl.

Now it's time for the hard stuff. This week the Bay Area got its first taste of Sombra, a Oaxaca mezcal devised by Betts and wine negociant Charles Bieler, one of the banditos behind the Three Thieves wines. Made from organically grown Espadin agave, Sombra was meant to show off its roots in a manner similar to the Del Maguey line of single-village mezcals.


Del Maguey Mezcal - Twelve Year Treasure

Submitted by     February 26, 2007     17465   0

Ron Cooper, founder of Del Maguey, LTD. CO, is still going strong with his premium collection of rare, unblended Mezcals made by individual family producers in remote villages scattered throughout the state of Oaxaca, Mexico.

A Mezcal veteran of 12 years, Ron has returned with a special release developed exclusively for Jonathan Goldstein, owner of Park Avenue Liquor of New York, NY. This began with Chichicapa Clasico Mezcal from Ron’s Chichicapa producer Faustino Garcia Vasquez, which was stored in glass for almost 12 years. It was then cask finished for 100 days in a Chalufour – medium toast barrel that previously held a Napa Valley, Stags Leap Appellation, Cabernet Sauvignon for less than one year.