This Palenqueros Tobaziche is produced by maestro Juan Hernandez in San Pedro Taviche, Ocotlán, Oaxaca. Palenqueros also has a Tobaziche from Rey Arellanes, which is produced in a different fashion. For this Tobaziche from Juan Hernandez, the agave are milled by hand with a wooden mallet. They are fermented with open air yeasts in pine, and double distilled in a copper still.
Palenqueros Mezcal is marketed as Single Palenque mezcal, meaning that it’s produced by a single mezcalero at a single distilling facility. The brand is a collaboration project between Tradición Chagoya, which owns and operates other mezcal brands like Donaji and Los Cuerudos, and Velier Italia, an Italian spirits company.