A joven Mezcal by Gente de Mezcal - using 100% Tobala Agave from Oaxaca in Mexico. Tobala agave are incredibly small by comparison -about an eighth of the size of most commonly used agaves.
Produced in 2016 using a traditional recipe and production methods, this mezcal is of incredible quality. The agave heart (the pina) is baked for approximately three days in an underground oven which gives the mezcal its distinctive smoky flavour and then they are crushed and mashed using a huge stone wheel - with help from a donkey. The mash is mixed with some water and left to ferment. The fermented liquid is then distilled. This mezcal is joven which means young - this means this particular bottle is not aged at all - but bottled for consumption right away. This bottle arrived in the UK by sail boat - keeping the carbon footprint low.
Bottle Size: 70cl