An truly impressive collection of mezcals from tiny distilleries, some south of Oaxaca city in the central valley, others in Sola de Vega in the rugged Sierra Sur. Many of the agaves are wild.

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CUENTACUENTOS ARROQUEÑO ARTESANAL

From Ángel Cruz Robles in El Lazo in the mountains above Sola de Vega. Agave Americana var.  (750ml/50% abv)

RSP $120

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EL BARRO

Small 30-liter batches of joven (blanco) espadín (agave angustifolia), with the first distillation in copper, the second distillation in a clay pot still. Wonderful mouth-feel. Great price for clay-finished mezcal.  (750ml / 40% abv)

RSP $65

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CUENTACUENTOS COYOTE ANCESTRAL

On clay potstills. A wild local sub-varietal of agave Americana. Another beauty from Ángel Cruz Robles in El Lazo above Sola de Vega  (750ml / 45.67% abv)

RSP $120 

 

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CUENTACUENTOS COYOTE ANCESTRAL

On clay potstills. From Ángel Cruz Calvo (Ángel Robles’ grandfather) in El Lazo above Sola de Vega. The Sola de Vega wild coyote has longer spines and a small piña than the Americana found in the Oaxaca valley. Rare. (750ml/45.67% abv)

RSP $120

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CUENTACUENTOS CUISH ARTESANAL

Wild Agave Karwinskii from Serafín Garcia Gerónimo near San Dioniso Ocotopec. Beautifully distilled.  (750ml /47.9% abv)

RSP $86

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CUENTACUENTOS DESTILADO DE AGAVE CUPREATA (PAPALOTE)

From Antonio Sonido in Pantitlan in Guerreo. The wild cupreata is so named because of the distinctive slight hint of copper on the palate. It’s one of our favorite agaves: complex. (750ml/49.63% abv)

RSP $99

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CUENTACUENTOS TEPEZTATE ARTESANAL

From Serafin Garcia Geronimo near San Dioniso Ocotopec. Agave marmorata. 750 ml / 48% abv $99.00

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CUENTACUENTOS DESTILADO DE AGAVE TOBALÁ

Wild agave potatorum from Daniel Léon in Quielela near Sola de Vega, Ancestral distillation in a clay pot still. Tobalá from Sola de Vega distilled in clay is about as good as mezcal gets. (750ml/45.88% abv)

RSP $99

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CUENTACUENTOS ESPADÍN ARTESANAL

On clay potstills. From Angel Robles above Sola De Vega. Agave angustifolia.(750ml / 48% abv) SRP $89.

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CUENTACUENTOS ESPADÍN ARTESANAL

From Serafin Garcia Gerónimo near San Dionisio Ocotopec. Agave angustifolia.(750ml / 48% abv)

RSP $70.

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CUENTACUENTOS MADRECUISHE ARTESANAL

Semi-wild agave Karwisnskii fron Everardo Garcia Salvador in San Pablo Mitla (the 1544 church stands on top of great Mizteca ruins). Soft minerality from chalky soil. (750ml/47.59 abv)

RSP $96

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CUENTACUENTOS TOBALÁ ANCESTRAL

From Ángel Cruz Calvo in El Lazo in the mountains above Sola de Vega. The rare agave Seemania: worth buying. Scarce. (750ml/47.23% abv)

RSP $120

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CUENTACUENTOS TOBALÁ ARTESANAL

From Serafín Garcia Gerónimo near San Dioniso Ocotopec. Wild agave potatorum. Good price for tobalá. (750ml/45% abv)

RSP $96

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CUENTACUENTOS TOBALÁ ARTESANAL

From Everardo Garcia Salvador in San Pablo Mitla. Agaves potatorum & angustifolia. (750ml / 47.5% abv)

RSP $90

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