Text-book agave, made with unusual care. It’s about attention to the details at every point: how the agaves are harvested and trimmed, how they are prepared for roasting, building the perfect fire, milling to just the right texture (yeast likes nooks and crannies), careful watch over the fermentation, maintaining a constant fire temperature under the still. Mezcal mezcal mezcal.
Animas Papalometl joven (blanco) – $120. Scarce! 100% wild agave cupreata sourced in the Mixteca, which yields memorable mezcals with the characteristic hint of copper.
“Perfectly balanced” –MEZCAL REVIEW
Animas Ensamble joven (blanco)– $75. Beautifully distilled blend of agaves cupreata and espadín. Herbal & fruity minerality.
“Subtle sweetness” –MASTERS OF MALT MEZCAL
Animas Espadín joven (blanco) – $52. What blanco espadín should be. Serious mezcal.
“Punches more than its weight” –D & M LIQUOR