Koch el Mezcal Arroqueño
This arroqueño was harvested wild after, on average, 15 years of maturation. It is made using traditional methods in an earth pit using red oak and mesquite as the fuel to roast the piñas. It was distilled by Adrián Bautista in a copper pot still in the village of Rio de Ejutla, Oaxaca. It is bottled at 94 proof.
Mezcal JovenA spirit distilled from one or more different varieties of agave. Can only be produced in designated areas within 8 different Mexican states. Must be bottled in México. This is unaged or aged in stainless steel or plastic containers before bottling.
"This begins as a robust and savory expression of arroqueño. There is a freshness in the beginning with notes of romaine lettuce and fresh lime, but that quickly unfolds to reveal mustard, grilled meat and a solid but not aggressive smokiness. On the palate, notes of ash, lime juice, and tropical fruit: ripe mango, kiwi, and pineapple. A very well made mezcal that is easy to get into and really speaks of where it’s from."