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Wahaka Mezcal Tobalá

Wahaka Mezcal Tobalá

Regular price $119.00 USD
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The Crown Jewel of Mezcal: Wahaka Tobalá

Adventure courses through every story of this elusive mezcal. Hidden within the towering cliffs of Oaxaca's Sierra Madre mountains, the wild and rare Tobalá agave reveals itself only to the most determined mezcaleros. It's no surprise that it's revered as the crown jewel of the mezcal world.

A 12-Year Journey

Cultivated in the highlands of San Dionisio Ocotepec, each Tobalá agave is wild-harvested from the mineral-rich yellow soils after patiently maturing for 12 years amid the region's punishing terrain. This agave's coveted essence can only be uncovered through traditional artisanal methods.

An Unhurried Artisanal Craft

The mature piñas are roasted for 3-5 days in earthen pit ovens fueled by ocote wood. After crushing with a tahona mill, open-air fermentation lasts 10-12 days in pine vats using only natural airborne yeasts. Finally, double distillation in copper pot stills preserves every nuance.

The Wild Culmination

The result is an exceptionally complex yet elegantly balanced spirit with desert herbs, cured meat, and roasted agave aromas. On the palate, layers of smoke, tropical fruits, and green pepper resolve into a dry, mineral-tinged finish with hints of butterscotch. Untamed and uncompromising, each small-batch expression encapsulates the mystique of the Sierra Madres.

Sip Wahaka Tobalá neat or in a premium cocktail to experience the pinnacle of traditional mezcal craft. This jewel of the agave world invites you to embrace the adventurous spirit within.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Is all your inventory online?

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.

Please contact us directly to calculate bulk shipping options.

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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