The maestros that Cuentacuentos draws from distill beautiful mezcals: clean, pure, rich in flavor, and unusually true to the agaves they work with. These mezcals are a tribute to talented distillers… and also to Read Spear, who found them and then developed a network of fulfilling working relationships. His love of and respect for the spirit and the humans who create them shows up in the bottle.
Many of the agaves are wild. Bottling and labeling takes place in the destileria of Carlos Mendez Blas
in Santiago Matatlan.

Arroqueño artesanal – $120. From Ángel Cruz Robles in El Lazo in the mountains above Sola de Vega. Agave Americana var.

Coyote ancestral – $120. On clay potstills. From Ángel Cruz Calvo (Ángel Robles’ grandfather) in El Lazo above Sola de Vega. A sub-varietal of agave Americana. Rare.

Cuishe artesanal– $86. From Sera n Garcia Gerónimo near San Dioniso Ocotopec. Agave Karwinskii.

Espadín ancestral – $89. On clay potstills. From Angel Robles above Sola De Vega. Agave angustifolia.

Espadín artesanal– $70. From Serafin Garcia Gerónimo near San Dionisio Ocotopec. Agave angustifolia.

Tepeztate artesanal– $tbd. From Alejandrina Aragón Hernández near Zoquitlan. Agave marmorata.

Tepeztate artesanal– $99. From Serafin Garcia Gerónimo near San Dionisio Ocotopec. Agave marmorata.

Tobalá ancestral– $120. From Ángel Cruz Calvo above Sola de Vega. Agave Seemaniana. Rare.

Tobalá ancestral– $99. From Everado Garcia Salvador in San Pablo Mitla. Agave potatorum.

EL BARRO– $65. First distillation in copper, second distillation in clay.  From Carlos Mendez in Santiago Matatlan.  Good price for clay mezcal. Agave angustifolia