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. 20 (2018)

Semi-wild Arroqueño (agave americana) distilled in 2016 on a clay pot by Jesús Rios of El Potrero, a tiny spot just off the highway on the other side of the first ridge west of Sola de Vega. Steep terrain brings out the ferality of the intense arroqueño, softened by the clay pot. Very clean. 48.5% abv

MEZCALERO No. 21 (2018)

Wild cirial, tepextate, & tobalá distilled in 2016 by Baltazar Cruz of San Luis del Rio. Rich fruit (San Luis gets hot) and excellent complexity and balance. Smoooooth. 48% abv

MEZCALERO No. 22 (2019)

816 bottles of wild (and uncommon) bicuishe (Karwinskii variant) distilled in 2015 by Don Valente Angel of Santa Maria La Pila. Very cleanly distilled: elegantly intense and rich, amazing finish. Rested almost 4 years. One of our best. 47.4% abv

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