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.
Tepextate agaves are beautiful to look at–a massive prehistoric plant with leaves that twist and curl. The wild agave was harvested after 15 years of maturation. It is complex and fresh with aromas of herbs and roots. On the palate, it is floral, herbal, and light with a somewhat sweet on the finish.