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Wahaka Joven Mezcal Espadín 750ML

Wahaka Joven Mezcal Espadín 750ML

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Wahaka Joven Espadín Mezcal: The Authentic Soul of Oaxaca

This joven (unaged) mezcal is the embodiment of tradition - a pure, untamed expression of the venerable Espadin agave. Exclusively cultivated in the diverse soils and terrains of Wahaka's San Dionisio Ocotepec estate, it marks the starting point for an unforgettable journey into the world of nuanced, artisanal mezcal.

An Artisanal Journey Rooted in Ritual

The Espadin piñas are harvested after patiently maturing for 7-8 years, then slowly cooked for 3-5 days in conical earthen pits heated by smoldering ocote wood. This ancient ritual imbues the agave with its signature smoky essence. The roasted piñas are then crushed using a traditional tahona millstone to extract the precious nectar before fermentation of 10-12 days in pine vats with only native airborne yeasts. Double distillation in copper pot stills allows the agave's vivid flavors to shine.

The Unadulterated Heart of the Agave

On the nose, this joven mezcal captivates with bold aromas of woodsmoke, fresh herbs, citrus zest and subtle minerality. The palate ventures into layers of roasted agave, tropical fruits, green pepper and lingering earthen notes, heading into a dry, subtly smoky finish with hints of sea salt.

Capture the Adventurous Soul of Oaxaca

Sip it neat at room temperature to experience Wahaka Espadín's vivid tapestry of bright agave flavors and rustic smoke. Its perfect balance also lends authentic character to cocktails like the Mezcal Mule or Oaxacan Old Fashioned. However you enjoy it, this vivacious joven captures the wild, adventurous heart of true mezcal craft.

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We try to keep the store as updated as possible, but we always get new shipments. So if you don't see what you are looking for, send an email, and we'll check to see what Moose is hiding in the back room.

What is the difference between Tequila & Mezcal?

Tequila is a type of mezcal, much like how scotch and bourbon are types of whiskey.

Tequila and mezcal are both types of agave-based spirits that are popular in Mexico, but there are some key differences between the two. Tequila is made exclusively from the blue agave plant, which is primarily grown in the area surrounding the city of Tequila, about 40 miles northwest of Guadalajara. Mezcal, on the other hand, can be made from any type of agave plant, and is often made using traditional, labor-intensive methods.

One of the most noticeable differences between tequila and mezcal is their flavor. Tequila is typically smooth and subtle, with hints of fruit and spices, while mezcal has a more complex, smoky flavor that comes from the roasting of the agave hearts before they are fermented and distilled.

Another difference between the two spirits is their production process. Tequila is typically made using modern industrial methods, while mezcal is often produced using traditional techniques that have been passed down for generations. This can give mezcal a more authentic, artisanal character.

In general, tequila is considered to be a more refined and sophisticated spirit, while mezcal is often viewed as a more rustic and traditional drink. Both are popular in Mexico and are enjoyed around the world, so the best way to decide which one you like is to try them both and see which one suits your tastes.

Where do you ship to?

Currently, we only ship within California.

Our rates are applicable for orders up to six bottles.

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California Proposition 65 Warning

Drinking distilled spirits, beer, coolers, wine and other alcoholic beverages may increase cancer risk, and, during pregnancy, can cause birth defects. 
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