ALIPÚS: San Andres
The land around Don Valente’s destileria is a high rolling plateau at some 5000 feet. The soil is shaley and ferriferous. His mezcals have unusually well-defined flavors and aromas. Starting in mid-2016, Don Valente will release ALIPUS ENSAMBLE San Andrés, a blend of 80% espadín and 20% semi-wild bicuishe.
Photographs by Linda Newton and a Tourist