About Paquera Espadin Mezcal Artesana (200mL)
Paquera Mezcal is an artisanal spirit that is co-op grown and produced, 100% sustainable, contains no additives, and is gluten-free. The award-winning mezcal is crafted by a co-op in San Miguel Ejutla, Oaxaca, employing time-tested practices that were perfected over generations by passionate family artisans. The goal is to give back to the community, contributing resources to the Union de Productores Agropecuarios del Distrito de Ejutla de Crespo, a coalition of palenques that was formed in order to work towards the common goal of growing their small enterprises.
There are 3 expressions in the Paquera lineup: the 100% Espadin Mezcal, the 100% Barril Mezcal, and an Ensemble that combines both. The agaves are cooked in underground ovens, crushed by a horse-drawn tahona mill, then left to ferment in awewete wood barrels that are made locally, while the double distillation is done in small batches in copper stills. This ensures that the final product offers a balanced and complex drinking experience. The Espadin is their best seller that combines the highest quality of spirit with approachability. Bottled at 85 proof, the expression has won several awards for its silky texture, richness, and complexity.
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Mezcal is a distilled spirit made from roasted agave plants between two days and two weeks, which gives it a distinct smokey flavor.
What scotch is for whisk(e)y, mezcal is for tequila.
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.
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