Koch El Mezcal is one of Mexico’s most sought-after brands. We’ve waited for years for this special brand to arrive, and now that it’s finally here, it’s selling out as quickly as we can get it. Koch El Mezcal is headed by Carlos Moreno, and the family is committed to sustainable cultivation and traditional methodology. They specialize in Wild Agave cultivation and operate three separate palenques, which distill in distinctly different styles. This espadin is matured 7 years before being roasted in conical earthen ovens and crushed on traditional stone press driven by horse. Master Mezcalero Pedro Hernandez hails from the village of San Baltazar Guelavila, his entry-level espadin is one of the finest on the market. Fermentation occurs in pine and oak before double copper pot distillation. It is distilled to proof and bottled without any additives whatsoever.
The bouquet shows Jalapeño, and green pepper with a hint of pineapple. Well balanced herbaceous and smokey notes on the palate with flavors of citrus, anise, and orchard fruits. Very complex but given time this Mezcal opens on the palate and leaves a strong and lasting impression on the finish.