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Mezcal Union

Product description
Mezcal Unión is produced and distilled in San Baltazar Guelavila, Oaxaca. It is a blend of two different types of agave and is produced by a group of families. The families that form part of the Union of mezcal each have more than three generations of producing mezcal as their main craft in their tiny artisanal palenques. Their Espadin Agave grows for 6-8 years before harvesting, their Cirial for 20 years, and their Tobalá for 14+ years. Once the Agave is harvested, and the piñas are ready to be roasted, a fire is started in the base of an earthen pit, with river stones placed on top. Once the rocks are red-hot, the piñas, which have been cut in halves or in quarters, are placed in the pit. The entire pit is then covered with agave leaves, fibre, and straw mats, piled up with earth and left to roast for four days. The roasted agave is crushed by a Tahona, pulled via horse or mule. Once extracted, the mash is placed in wooden barrels with water and left to ferment for several days. After the fermentation, the mash is double-distilled in copper pot stills, then bottled at 40% ABV.