A family steeped in mezcal production history since the 20th century but re-ignited by Carlos Moreno in 2009. Teaming up with 5th generation maestro mezcalero Perdo Hernandez, together they created Koch El Mezcal de Oaxaca with the goal of preserving mezcal culture. The result is one of the best, most affordable artisanal mezcals on the market in Australia. They have now integrated over 15 communities and 50 mezcal producing families into their collective. As with all things hand-crafted, each batch may slightly vary...
This Koch El Espadin is made using ancestral techniques which amongst other things prohibits the use of metal tools. Fermentation is done spontaneously outdoors using sabino wood tubs and distillation is through clay pot stills (Olla de Barro). The resulting product is simply unbeatable. It is the most traditional way to produce mezcal.
AROMA: Clay and minerality. Peach and other fruits. Creamy.
TASTE: It has sweet, fruity tones with a slight taste of coconut, followed by tones of herbs and spices.
ENJOY: Allow to mellow in the glass before kissing and enjoying slowly
- Maguey: Espadin (100% Sprat)
- State: Oaxaca
Region: San Juan Bautista, Sola de Vega
- Cooking: Conical oven cooking
- Milling: Hand pounded with a wooden mallet
- Fermentation: Spontaneous outdoor in sabino wood tubs
- Still Type: Double distillation in a clay pot
- ABV of Mezcal: 47.12%