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Espina Negra Tepeztate Mezcal
This product is available in: CA, NH, ND Unfortunately, we can't ship to PO Boxes and APO addresses.Size750mL Proof90 (45% ABV)
This product is available in: CA, NH, ND Unfortunately, we can't ship to PO Boxes and APO addresses.
About Espina Negra Tepeztate MezcalThe name "mezcal" is a combination of Metl (agave) and Ixcalli (cooked). Mezcal Espina Negra comes from Santa Ana del Rio, a small community near Oaxaca where most families are involved in the production of mezcal. Espina Negra is named after the black thorns of the agave plants that keep reminding the jimadores to respect the plant ― just as their ancestors have taught them.
With some 60 years of tradition and 3 generations of mezcal producers, the famous spirit runs in the veins of the Cruz Molina family. All this experience is poured into their work daily, during the harvesting, transporting, cooking, grinding, fermentation, distilling, and bottling. The end result is a product of all the love, dedication, and enthusiasm of the family. The passion and hard work are reflected in the mezcal that the family wants to share with the world.
Espina Negra Mezcal is crafted in small batches from ripe agaves. Once these are harvested by hand, they are taken to the palenque where they are cut and cooked in stone ovens for 3 days. The agaves are then crushed using a horse-drawn stone mill and transferred into fermentation vats where the sugar turns into alcohol. Then, the juice is double-distilled in a copper alembic still and finally bottled at 90 proof. The Tepeztate expression is crafted with 100% agave tepeztate that take between 20 and 25 years to mature. 55 lb of agave is needed to produce 1 liter of this spirit. The super-premium mezcal is delicately smoky and deliciously creamy.
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It can be made from different types of agave in different parts of Mexico, but most of it (60%) comes from the state of Oaxaca. Mezcal offers a large diversity of flavor profiles and ranges between 40 and 55% ABV.