Meet The 2023 Brands
Meet the brands participating in Mezcal Lauderdale - a 4-day celebration of Mezcal
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Los Siete Misterios was born from the mission to preserve the passion, traditions, and culture embodied in Mezcal production. We, Eduardo and Julio Mestres, spent decades sampling Mezcal from villages across our native Mexico. Local Maestros Mezcaleros use methods passed down through generations to produce authentic, super-premium Mezcal. We partnered with these families and created our own distillery to collaborate and produce traditional Mezcal. Los Siete Misterios is a family created by us, the Maestros Mezcaleros, and the Oaxacan communities to share our dedication to Mezcal and the Mexican Spirit.
Santo Gusano is a young mezcal espadin with hints of
citrus that make it distinct and incredibly welcoming.
It’s the result of an artisanal production process, from
the cultivation of the agaves and their meticulous
care managed by master mezcaleros, to the double
distillation process in traditional copper pots.
The Producer Mezcal is an homage to those who create, inspire, and take pride in their craft. Our mission has always been to create mezcal for all, while maintaining artisanal production methods, fostering community growth, and inspiring further exploration and education into the mezcal category.
San Bartolo Mezcal was founded on four core values: tradition, quality, culture, and honesty. These core values serve as the foundation from which we make every decision, from our Mezcal production process to the people we work with.
Casa San Bartolo Distillery is driven by uncompromising quality and attention to detail in our ongoing effort to bring our customers the best agave spirit possible. Our core values and unbridled determination are at the heart of our culture and everything we do.
Vinateros Bacanora was named in respect to both the spirit’s history, and the people who have been distilling it for more than 300 years. Made in the traditional manner, Vinateros Bacanora is twice distilled, naturally fermented, and made solely from water and agave silvestre. Because we value ethical production, you can find our product still being hand-bottled today and estate crafted on a small ranch outside of the town Aconchi, Sonora, Mexico
El Viaje was created by Andrew Bernauer to share the beautiful and more unknown agave spirits from Mexico with the rest of the world . Our Raicilla comes from the Sierra Madre Occidental Mountains in Jalisco, and is distilled by Maestro Raicillero Benito Salcedo Rios on his family estate. The recipe is 100% Agave Maximiliana which is cooked for three days in a traditional adobe oven, wild fermented, and twice distilled in small batches. The resulting profile is truly unique having a floral and botanical nose, along with flavor notes of citrus, vanilla, and minerality.
Our strict MÉTODO VERDE® PROGRAM (Spanish for green method) protects biodiversity from field to bottle. We obtain an increasing share of our energy from solar sources and our distilley has its own waste water treatment plant on the premises.
Mezcal Campante is a small-batch, premium artisanal mezcal, made from a unique ensamble of agave in Oaxaca, resulting in a smooth spirit like no other.
Our Cristalino Mezcal is matured for approximately 6 months in charred American Oak Barrels and filtered through activated charcoal.
The result is a crystal-clear liquid with an elegant blend of aromas and flavors that are refined yet full of Mezcal's signature character.
The top-selling mezcal in the USA, Del Maguey was founded in 1995 with the aim of introducing the world to artisanal mezcal produced the traditional way. Each of Del Maguey’s single-village mezcals is made by individual family producers in remote villages in Oaxaca and Puebla using 400-year-old Zapotec methods. Part of Pernod Ricard since 2017, Del Maguey has a deep commitment to environmental and social responsibility and considers its award-winning pure mezcals liquid art.
Rey Campero represents the culture, tradition and art of Candelaria Yegolé, a small town in the Southern Highlands of Oaxaca, with a fertile ground on its slopes and canyons. It represents a people dedicated to the production of artisanal Mezcal, so one of its principles is to help producers of maguey, by creating job opportunities, but especially in finding markets for the best Mezcal. Rey Campero, means “King of the Countryside” and it was founded by the maestro mezcalero Romulo Sanchez Parada. Romulo learned how to make mezcal from his father, and he worked in the palenque until age 20. He lived and worked for several years in North Carolina while in his 20s before returning to Oaxaca in 2003. Each lot may vary slightly, so check your bottle for specific details about ABV.
Uruapan Charanda is a D.O.-protected, single-estate sugarcane distillate produced by an historic farming family in Uruapan, Michoaćan. This core expression is made from a blend of 50% fresh-pressed sugarcane and 50% molasses, all estate-grown sugarcane grown at over 4,000 ft above sea level. The fresh cane juice is open-air fermented for eleven days while the molasses is closed-fermented for forty-eight hours. The cane is then distilled twice in a small wood-fired pot still and the molasses is distilled using a short, French-style column still. With a profile reminiscent of a cross between Agricole and Jamaican style rums, Uruapan Charanda Single Estate Blended Rum is full of mango and banana with an earthy, mineralic depth to balance the bright fruit and wispy smoke on the finish. 46% ABV.
Sotoleros is a collection of traditional distillates from northern Mexico, which seeks to represent the tradition, art and culture of the region. Products from this brand began appearing on shelves in early 2021. Sotoleros has a connection with the legendary brand Clande Sotol – the colors on the bottle labels follow a similar pattern too. However, Soloteros is not a “rebrand” and the exact history between the two brands is unknown.
The Partida family, lead by Don Macario, has been making their iconic “mezcales” for 5 generations in Zapotitlan de Vadillo, Jalisco, however due to legalities they can neither call their product mezcal nor tequila. They are renowned among mezcaleros and mezcal aficionados for the amazing spirits that are meticulously made from the 15 different agave varietals that they have been collecting from their region for three generations. These varietals include 14 A. angustifolia sub varietals and 1 A. rhodacantha sub-varietal.
Real Minero (previously Mezcal Real Minero) is considered by many to be one of the world’s finest mezcal producers. The Angeles family has been making mezcal for several generations in Santa Catarina Minas, Oaxaca. Their mezcal is made in small clay pot stills, and almost all of it is rested in glass for several months before bottling, giving the mezcal a much softer character. Outside of creating great spirits, they also have one of the largest and most diverse sustainable agave reforestation programs. With the help of the community, they’ve been able to rescue several agave varieties that were previously thought to be extinct. The ABV of each batch may vary slightly, so check your bottle for details.
Bosscal is a family run business, with the first mezcal released in 2015. Bosscal owns their distillery in Durango, Mexico and produces under a NOM certification. There are currently three Bosscal Mezcals in market – Joven Mezcal, Pechuga de Conejo Mezcal and Damiana Mezcal.
Mountain to Market is the core philosophy of Bosscal. Mountain to Market refers to the brand’s dedication to artisanal and traditional distillery practices. The agave is wild grown, free of pesticides and hand-picked at age. Each plant is strategically picked with preservation in mind, ensuring the sustainability of each harvest and ensuring a minimal environmental footprint.
Gusto Histórico specializes in bringing unique destilados de agave y mezcales tradicionales to the market. The brand was started by one of the co-founders of famed Oaxacan mezcaleria Mezcaloteca, and the Gusto Histórico brand features many of the same producers, with a focus on preserving traditional production methods and practices.
Mezcal Amaras focuses heavily on terrior and it shows in their product. Mezcal Amores believes that humans should benefit from the ecosystem by keeping it in balance. As of 2017, they had over 145,000 agave in their nurseries and they have a goal of planing ten agave for every one agave they harvest. They also promote horizontal growth of their mezcal production across several different producers and they provide micro-loans to mezcaleros who wish to upgrade their equipment.
Granja Nómada was born out of admiration and respect for each farmers passion for the plant, and plans to modernize the mezcal industry while keeping its artisanal roots intact. A unique blend of the finest Espadín agave, hand-selected from the central valley in Oaxaca. Granja Nómada presents an appealing fragrance and a rich taste that engages the palate, ensuring distinctive delight. Floral forward notes, with light smokey notes that are subtle and further appreciated when coupled with the bright citrus finish.
On the steep precarious hillsides of Oaxaca, Guerrero and Durango, varieties of agave indigenous to the region grow wild and are heavily sought after by the local mezcaleros. These varietals produce flavors that are exotically intense, with rich earth tones and savory smokiness. From the heart of the maguey, these flavors are traditionally extracted to produce mezcal that is wildly refined. Because we at Bozal believe that something wild produces a far richer spirit.
Rosaluna is an all-natural, single-estate agave spirit, handmade with love by a family who has spent over six generations perfecting their craft in the heartland of mezcal – Oaxaca, Mexico.
Founded in 2015, Cuentacuentos’ business ethic is our sales pitch: Save mezcal by buying ethically. We expand our Legacy Product line horizontally, by adding more small family producers. We assist the producers we work with by lending them the cash and resources they need to expand. We added three new families in 2022.
Word has gotten out about Cuentacuentos, and today, we regularly field requests from families who want to be part of the Cuentacuentos family of producers. From these people, Cuentacuentos brings to you the quality mezcals, from the most motivated families. Cuentacuentos means "Storyteller." Be part of the story.
Mezcal de Leyendas believes they can improve some of the most marginalized communities in Mexico. They implement the best fair trade practices where they work, and they have many efforts in agave sustainability. Their mezcals come from the different mezcal-producing states. They also have some special edition, small-batch mezcals. The brand also releases the Pelotón de la Muerte line of mezcals.
Pelotón de la Muerte Espadin is produced in of Oaxaca by mezcalero Cutberto Santiago and his family, who cook agave Espadin agave in stone pit ovens using traditional methods. This mezcal has notes of kiwi fruit, lemon zest, dried peppercorn, agave, and soft smoke. Pelotón de la Muerte is aimed at the cocktail scene and is often sold in one liter bottles.
Harvested from 100% wild Sotol, Nocheluna has a fresh taste balanced with minerality and herbal notes of citrus, cacao and mint . The liquid’s unique layers of flavors are formed over years in the wild-embodying the natural elements, resilient spirit, and vibrant culture that thrive there.