Alipus Mezcals are produced by artisanal family distillers who live in remote areas of Oaxaca, Mexico.
The agave plants are 100% Espadin, wood-roasted in palenques (conical below-ground ovens) and the juice is extracted by slow stone-milling (tahona wheel). Fermentation takes place with native yeasts in open wooden vats, and is completed by double distillation in small wood-fired copper pot stills. These mezcals embody the traditional purity of the spirit that has existed since its beginning 400 years ago.
Fermented in oak vats and distilled by Don Joel Cruz from dry farmed Espadin planted on iron rich soil at 4,600 feet.
Full agave nose with a slight sweetness and light smoky notes. The flavors are smooth and concentrated, but mild and more in check with the alcohol. Brilliant depth, pepper and spice, with a subtle hint of sweet baking spice keeps it all together.