Welcome to the captivating world of Mezcal Local, a mesmerizing creation crafted by the skilled hands of third-generation maestro mezcalero Leonel Hernández (Don Gil) in the enchanting town of San Pablo Villa de Mitla, nestled in the picturesque Valles Centrales Region of Oaxaca. Prepare to be immersed in a rich tapestry of flavors, tradition, and artistry as we unravel the mysteries of Mezcal Local.
Mezcal Local is an extraordinary mezcal made from 100% agave Espadin, carefully nurtured and harvested after a decade of patient growth. The journey of Mezcal Local begins as the agave hearts are cooked underground for three days, enhancing their natural essence. These cooked hearts are then meticulously ground using an Egyptian mill, paying homage to the age-old techniques that have been passed down through generations. The resulting pulp is fermented in traditional wooden vats for ten days, allowing the flavors to evolve and intertwine, creating a mezcal that is truly exceptional.
During the distillation process, Mezcal Local embraces innovation by incorporating a blend of agave hearts and a carefully selected combination of fruits, including apple, peach, banana, and orange. This harmonious marriage of ingredients infuses the mezcal with a captivating complexity, blending the purifying properties of the agave hearts with the delightful fruity notes from the added elements. The result is a mezcal that tantalizes the taste buds, offering a unique and unforgettable flavor experience. To refine its character further, Mezcal Local undergoes a meticulous double distillation in copper, elevating its profile and ensuring a truly refined spirit.
Did you know that Mezcal Local holds the distinction of being a vegan mezcal de pechuga? Traditionally, pechuga refers to the practice of redistilling mezcal with local fruits, grains, nuts, and a raw chicken or turkey breast suspended above the still, infusing the spirit with a distinct and savory essence. However, Mezcal Local breaks from convention by exclusively using fruits during the distillation process. As a result, the Comité de la Regulación del Mezcal (CRM) does not permit the Pechuga classification on the bottle. Nevertheless, Mezcal Local showcases the ingenuity and adaptability of mezcal production, upholding its commitment to vegan principles without compromising on taste or quality.
We take immense pride in offering Mezcal Local as part of our meticulously curated mezcal selection at Aroma Thyme Bistro. Indulge your senses and embark on a voyage through the vibrant flavors of Oaxaca as you delve into the artistry and tradition that underpin this exquisite spirit. Immerse yourself in the rich heritage of Mezcal Local, appreciating the dedication and craftsmanship that create an unrivaled drinking experience.
Mezcal Local stands as a testament to the captivating world of mezcal, where ancient traditions blend seamlessly with innovation. From the patient cultivation and harvesting of agave to the meticulous distillation process, Mezcal Local captures the essence of Oaxaca, delighting enthusiasts with its rich flavors and profound character. Step into the realm of Mezcal Local and let your senses be transported to the Valles Centrales Region, where the artistry and tradition of mezcal thrive.
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