Wahaka Mezcal is an artisanal mezcal produced by 5th generation mezcaleros from San Dionisio Ocotepec, Oaxaca, Mexico. Certified USDA organic, Wahaka comes in five unique varieties: Joven Espadin and Reposado con Gusano (with our estate farmed agave, Joven Tobalá (wild agave from the highlands), Joven Madre-Cuishe™ (wild from the lowlands) and our signature Joven Ensamble (a blend of all our agaves). Wahaka products are 100% agave, 100% organic and 100% authentic. Always. Wahaka Mezcal produces its mezcales using sustainable harvesting techniques and traditional production procedures. The story of Mezcal, like all knowledge, is a personal journey. Salud! “El respeto al derecho ajeno es la paz.” – Don Benito Juarez (loosely translates as: “Respect for each others’ rights is the basis for peace.”)
Mezcal is one of the few distilled spirits where the drinker can actually taste the source, in this case, the agave plant. As some have described it, “young mezcal is jagged and primeval, ethereal and alluring, its flavor defined by elemental forces of fire and earth”. Our young mezcal series – Joven Espadin – delivers fantastically what pure, artisanal mezcal should be all about. The aroma wakes up your senses. Upon tasting it, you are immediately transported to Maestro Alberto’s palenque in San Dionisio, Oaxaca, which he describes as “a place of respect and harmony, where no arguments or even bad words can be uttered”. You can then taste the smokiness of the pit and the sweetness of the cooked piñas, and perceive the lengthy, caring process required to ferment, distill and then rectify the mezcal. Our Joven Espadin series is maestro Alberto’s specialty, and one we have chosen to present at 38% so that everyone can enjoy sipping it but also use for mixed drinks.
Joven Espadin is our more readily-available spirit. It is easier to produce, so Wahaka can deliver more spirits in this variation. Many mezcal cocktails are made with the Joven Espadin, and mescal enthusiasts can find the Joven Espadin in their favorite watering hole.
The Zapotec highlands are known for their rich cultural mosaic, as well as for their unrivaled biodiversity. Of all the states of Mexico, Oaxaca has the greatest variety of agave, and, naturally, the largest production of mezcal. This spirit, with a centuries-old history, has become an integral part of special occasions, as well as everyday life. Wahaka is crafted in San Dionisio Ocotepec (located in the Central Valleys of Oaxaca in the District of Tlacolula, 16º48´ N 96º24´ W, 1,670 meters above sea level). Founded in 1610, this village has sat at the epicenter of mezcal country throughout the spirit’s existence. Within the village of San Dionisio, the Morales family has perfected the art of mezcal creation over generations. Today, young maestro Alberto is the principal author of our label, managing the family’s five stills and overseeing the process from harvest to market.
Company: Wahaka Mezcal
Brand: Wahaka Mezcal
Packaging: 750ml bottle
Alcohol Volume: 40% (100% Espadin)
Price: $389.18 MXP
Where to Buy: More info on their website