The Wahaka Mezcal Espadin Manzanita is a “pechuga” made with organic heirloom apples. Maestro Mezcallero Beto Morales eschews meat in his “pechugas” preferring fruits or herbs. This heirloom apple endemic to Oaxaca is placed in the copper stills during the second distillation. The not-too-sweet-not-too-tart apples add to the classic notes of earth, smoke and subtle sweetness converting this Espadin mezcal into an explosion of flavor. Limited to 400 bottles.
With the fruit’s characteristics ever present in the nose, the taste mostly fades from the mouth leaving a slight acidity. This tremendously complex finish lasts for more than a minute replete with “Hoja Santa” aroma and other very characteristic Oaxacan notes. With a majestic elegance and a slightly acidic aroma, it’s not an easily forgotten mezcal.