Ensamble · joven · 100 % Agave


a collaboration with Mezcalería Berlin

MEZCAL ARTESANAL 421, produced exclusively for the Freimeisterkollektiv in Santiago Matatlán, Oaxaca by the master distiller of Los Danzantes, Karin Abad. She has distilled four different, wild agaves (45 % Cuishe, 25 % Mexicano, 16 % Lumbre, 10 % Espadin). This is an unusually fresh and fruity agave distillate that captivates with complex aromas and fine minerality.




pear, lemon zest, mineral, spicy, pine


dried fruit, leather


49 % Cuishe (Agave karwinskii)
25 % Mexicano (Agave rhodacantha)
16 % Lumbre (Agave s.p.)
10 % Espadín (Agave angustifolia)


distillery – Destilería Los Danzantes
oven type – earth pit
mill – horse mill
fermentation – spontaneous
fermentation tank – pinewood
alembic – copper
number of distillations – 2

Santiago Matatlán, Oaxaca, Mexico
  • Karina Abad

    Distiller | Santiago Matatlán, Oaxaca

    Karina Abad is one of the leading protagonists in the production of Mezcal, with products such as Los Dazantes and Alipus. A trained organic chemist, in 2009 she took over management of the Los Dazantes distillery in Santiago Matatlán, Oaxaca. At Alipus, she works with small family businesses in the Oaxaca Valley to produce Mezcal the traditional way. “The most important thing is the quality of the raw materials and above all, you have to know the sugar content in order to plan production,” says Karina Abad. “In the communities that make Mezcal, it has always been important. People have lived with it. Today, Mezcal has become an economic factor. The people are a part of Mezcal.” And hardly anyone brings this complexity and authenticity into the bottle as Karina Abad does.