from Espadin agave, El Buho Mezcal is handcrafted at a traditional
artisan distillery in the heart of Oaxaca. Mature agave plants are
carefully selected, then slowly roasted for one week in an underground
stone pit with local mesquite wood. The roasted agave pieces are crushed
on a traditional Tohona stone mill, well water is added to the
resulting aguamiel, and the mixture fermented for a few days. The mash
is then double distilled in a fifth generation alembic still and
packaged in a distinctive bottle featuring "el buho" himself. El Buho
Mezcal is now available in the US thanks to Brooklyn-based company,
Henry Steele Imports.
An inviting nose of sweet agave, vanilla
and delicate smoke leads to a rich, full-flavored palate with herbaceous
notes of roasted agave, sweet potato, vanilla and earth. The finish is
long, spicy and peppery, enhanced by an elegant touch of smoke.
Product of Mexico
Alcohol by Volume: 43%