Mezcal Vago is a true love story about Judah Kuper, an American surfer on the hunt for the perfect wave and how he came to meet his future wife who’s family are Mezcal Producers. You can read the lovely story on their official website. It is also yet another proof that you have no say in your destiny with Mezcal when Mayahuel puts her forces in power in the look for new preachers.
Our first encounter with Judah was on an internet forum sometime in 2013 while planning a trip to Oaxaca. We met up in his bodega, a tiny little garage where he bottled, labeled and packaged everything for export. But more than that, he had a kick ass mezcal collection he gladly shared. We were getting deeper into Mezcal, definitely no turning back now.
|Alc. Vol.||51.2% abv|
|Maguey:||Espadin (Agave angustifolia)|
|Mezcalero:||Aquilino Garcia López|
|Location:||Candelaria Yegolé, Oaxaca|
|Elevation:||Roughly 1100 meters|
|Batch Size:||708 Liters|
|Oven:||Conical oven underground, fired by wood.|
|Fermentation:||Natural fermentation in wooden vats|
|Destillation:||250L Copper Pots|
|Notes:||Please note that this Mezcal is infused with toasted corn after the first destillation, and later distilled a second time. Aquilino is a farmer and his corn grows alongside the agaves.|