Animas stills

Mezcal Animas is produced in a small distillery in Santiago Matatlan, the epicenter of mezcal distillation in Oaxaca.Owner/maestro Procoro Bautista and brother Edilberto use the traditional artisanal methods, as simple as it gets. The skill, the gift, is getting every detail absolutely right. The profile of the three expressions was developed in consultation with chemist Luis Reyes. Procoro uses a below ground stone-lined pit (horno), a stone mill (tahona), white oak fermentation tanks, native yeasts, and wood-fired 250-liter copper pot stills.

The horno

A rich fermentation

Condensing tank

Great Mezcal

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