Banhez Arroque–o Joven Mezcal Artesanal
Banhez Arroque–o is comprised of 100% arroque–o agave, an enormous species taking up to 25 years to reach full maturity and found only in rural regions of Oaxaca. This delightful mezcal is earthy and dark, with subtle smoke and underlying sweetness.
AGAVE: AMERICANA OAXACENSIS
MAESTRO: APOLONIO PATRICIO LOPEZ
ORIGEN: SAN AUGUSTêN AMAGENGO
ELEVACIîN: 4480 FT\/ 1365 M
FERMENTACIîN: LEVADURA NATURAL, 5-6 DIAS
In the tiny village of San Miguel Ejutla in the central valley of Oaxaca, a co-operative comprised of 36+ families (Integradora Comercial de Ejutla) is committed to sustainable, fair trade mezcal production the same way itÕs been done by their ancestors for nearly two centuries. Underground wood-fired pits, donkey-pulled tahonas (stone-wheel mills), fermentation in wooden tanks and small-batch distillation in copper alembics punctuate a process that has been and remains the lifeÕs work of these mezcaleros, with the same care and attention to detail reflected in each and every bottle.