MEZCAL ARTESANAL421

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.

Nose

cedar

Taste

pear, lemon zest, mineral, spicy, pine

Finish

dried fruit, leather

Ingredients

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

Preparation

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 figures in contemporary Mezcal production, with her products such as Los Dazantes and Alipus. Trained as an organic chemist, in 2009 she took over management of the Los Dazantes distillery in Santiago Matatlán, Oaxaca. There she works with small family businesses based in the Oaxaca Valley, to produce Mezcal according to traditional methods. “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. “Mezcal has always been important within the communities that make it. People have lived with it. Today, Mezcal has become an economic factor. The people are a part of Mezcal.” Very few bring this complexity and authenticity to the bottle as Karina does.