Gente de Mezcal offers the Mezcal masters and consumers an opportunity to bridge the gap between them whilst simultaneously ensuring a system of fair trade that stimulates the sustainable development of mezcal production.
Gente de Mezcal Tepestate
This handcrafted joven mezcal from Gente de Mezcal, named ‘Amazon’s Nightcap’, is made from 100% Tepeztate agave. It was produced in the Oaxaca region in the small mountain town of San Baltazar Guelavila in 2018. The agave were baked in a ground oven, crushed with a stone mill, then naturally fermented and distilled.
On the nose this is light, floral, perfumed but the flavours are lively and flirt between a sweet refreshing thyme joy and a soft bitterness. Pepper is left to crackle in a slightly hoppy aftermath. Newly dried bird’s beak chillies carry strength throughout this Tepeztate.