Mezcal de las Hormigas

Mezcal Joven

Oaxaca, Mexico

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Mezcal de las Hormigas is an offshoot of Espíritu Lauro that is made with the same dedication to natural processes. It's produced with no added sugars and is fermented without the use of yeast. This mezcal is composed of 100% espadín grown around the distillery and its neighbor, aged 6-7 years old before harvest, and it is only once distilled. Fun fact: the donkeys who pull the mill to mash the agave are father and son, and apparently argue incessantly!

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  • Mezcal Joven
    A 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.
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Tasting Notes

"As unharmonious as those donkeys might be, the flavors of this mezcal are quite the opposite - everything plays together with each pleasurable sip. It has a subtle, sweet and light smoke, with a minty and peppery finish. Roasted agave fruit flavors really shine through with a light, dewy mouthfeel."

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