Alipus bottle a range of mezcals from Oaxaca with a view to promoting and sustaining traditional producers from various villages.
San Luis is at 4100 feet, and most of the local agaves are grown at about the same altitude or a bit higher, along the spreading sides of the canyon on the way in. The soils are sandy with lots of rocks, and the climate is hot, meaning lots of flavor.
Don Baltazar ferments in 1500-liter pine vats. His mezcals are rich and fruity.
Produced from 100 percent espadin, the agave is roasted underground in conical stone oven pits.
- San Luis del Rio