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.
Arroqueno is made with wild maguey Arroqueno (agave Americana). Typically, this agave can take up to 20 years to mature, before it is pit roasted in a traditional fashion. Given the length of time needed to grow this elegant agave, sustainability of Arroqueno has become a big issue. The Koch Arroqueno is made by Adrian Bautista in Rio de Ejutla, Oaxaca. This mezcal has high fruity notes with hints of earth and herbs, clay and smoke.
AROMA: Citrus aromas, fruity tones and a touch of smoke.
TASTE: It is sweet with an earthy finish. Long lasting in the mouth, smooth with woody flavours.
ENJOY: Allow to mellow in the glass before kissing and enjoying slowly
- Maguey: Americana Oax. (Arroqueño)
- State: Oaxaca
Region: Ejutla River
- Cooking: Conical oven cooking
- Milling: Grinding in horse-drawn stone bakery
- Still Type: Copper pot still
- ABV of Mezcal: 47.13%