Current Mezcalero

tepeztate (agave marmorata)
Emilio Vieyra of san miguel del monte, michoacan, distiller of mezcalero no. 12. That’s the upper chamber of his still


MEZCALERO No. 23 (2019)

Wild sierrudo (in this case, a local name for a cousin of agave Mexicano) distilled in 2015 by Don Cosmé Hernández and his son Cirilo in San Baltazar Guélavila. Displays their usual sofyt but precise touch: notably rich fruit deepened by almost 4 years in tank. 46% abv

MEZCALERO No. 24 (2020)

Wild tepextate (agave marmorata) and hillside espadín distilled in 2016 by Don Baltazar Cruz Gonzales in San Luis del Rio. San Luis gets hot, and this espadín is fruity and soft, perfect backdrop for the intense tepeztate. 46.4% abv

MEZCALERO No. 25 (2021)

Wild tobalá (agave potatorum) distilled in 2013 by Don Cosmé Hernandez and his son Cirilo of San Baltazar Guélavila. Beautiful tobalá elegance married to San Baltazar;’s signature soft touch. 47.5% abv.  sold out

MEZCALERO No. 26 (2022)

Wild arroqueño (agave Americana) distilled in 2018 by Don Valente Angel Garcia in Santa Maria la Pila. Precise cuts, unusually pure flavors. Arroqueño’s high acidity helps to make the flavors clean and distinct. Nice intensity, with minerality form Miahuatlan’s ferriferous clay shales. 47% abv

MEZCALERO No. 27 (2022)

Wild jabalí (agave convallis) and tepeztate (agave marmorata), with espadín, distilled in 2019 by Rodolfo Juan Juarez in San Juan del Rio. The use of jabalí, intensity married to earthy fruitiness, is noteworthy: it makes wonderful mezcal but is notoriously difficult to distill. The rounded broad flavor of espadín is the perfect backdrop to wild agaves. Special stuff. 276 bottles only. 46% abv