Vago Tobala from maestro mezcalero Emigdio Jarquin is produced in Miahuatlan, Oaxaca. The maguey Tobala (agave Potatorum) used in this mezcal is crushed by tahona and distilled in a copper refrescadera still. Emigdio is known throughout the region for his distilling expertise and all of his mezcal holds a high standard for the rest of the Miahuatlan region. Each batch may vary slight. Check your batch for details.
Mezcal Vago began when co-founder Judah Kuper visited a hospital in Oaxaca, Mexico. He fell in love with the nurse who treated him. Her father, Aquilino Garcia, was a sustenance farmer who also produced mezcal. Judah and Aquilino, along with Judah’s longtime friend Dylan Sloan, launched Mezcal Vago. In 2013, their first exported bottles arrived in Texas. Each of their mezcals is produced naturally in a traditional palenque with no additives. The brand aims to empower both the master craftsmen with a celebration of his art. Also the consumer by giving them the knowledge they need to find a great mezcal. The brand plants 3 agaves for each single agave they harvest. Their goal is to end the use wild agave by 2025 for most of their releases.
In 2017, Mezcal Vago began using different colour labels for their different mezcaleros. Emigdio Jarquin (blue label) distills in copper with refrescador. Aquilino and Joel Barriga (tan and gold labels respectively) distil in copper. Tio Rey (red label) distils in clay pots. All their mezcaleros use different water sources and make different distillation cuts. In 2018, Mezcal Vago established an investment partnership with Samson and Surrey. With the new partnership, each Mezcal Vago mezcalero has a stake in Samson and Surrey.
AROMA: Untanned leather, dried mint, cucumber and watermelon aromas
TASTE: Macadamia, black pepper, epazote, liquorice root, quince. The finish kicks in with French buttercream, chocolate and carrot cake, honey and some vague, grassy herbal taste.
ENJOY: Benefits from opening up in the glass. Sipping mezcal is enjoyed slowly and with friends.
Production NotesPlease note: Every care has been taken to ensure our production notes are as acurate as possible. Where you detect any issues, please let us know and we'll fix them right up.
- Master Distiller: Emigdio Jarquín Ramirez
- Maguey: Tobala
- Agave Region: Miahuatlan
- Town/ Village: Miahuatlan
- State: Oaxaca
- Classification: Artisanal Mezcal
- Expression: Joven
- Cooking method: Underground Oven
- Extraction method: Stone Wheel
- Fermentation: Wooden Fermentation Tubs
- Still type: Copper Pot
- Distillation: Double
- ABV: 50.86 %
- Website: https://mezcalvago.com/
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