Mezcales de Leyendas Pichumel Mezcal Blanco Artesanal Puebla Mexico
Created by 3rd generation Maestro Mezcalero 'El Güero', Mezcal de Leyendas Maguey Pichumel Puebla is an artisanal mezcal blanco. It's crafted from maguey Pichumel, an agave growing in difficult soils that's appreciated for the mineral, dry mezcals it produces. The agave is first roasted in a stone pit, crushed by a tahona stone, fermented in oak wood vats, and finally distilled in traditional copper alembic stills. Created in the small town of San Luis Atolotitlan, Puebla, in the mountains of Sierra Madre del Sur in southwest Mexico, this expression brings aromas of fresh cut grass and vegetal notes along with flavors of raw sugar cane on the palate, rounded up with a dry finish.
Mezcal de Leyendas is focused on bringing artisanal mezcals using rare and unique agaves from different regions within Mexico. Instead of focusing on one particular type, their aim is to use the most prevalent agaves from each region allowing them to guide the consumer across the entire DO of mezcal. These are sourced from diverse regions, highlighting the local terroir as well as showcasing the skills of local Maestros Mezcaleros. Each region ― be it Durango, Guerrero, Oaxaca, Puebla, or San Luis Potosi ― features one master producer of mezcal.
But they do far more than just that. In 2005 they opened the first Mexico City establishment that only sells artisanal mezcal helping spark the boom we see in mezcal today. They organize festivals and work to help the industry grow, educate, and take part in projects that deal with sustainability and fair trade ― both crucial aspects of securing a bright future for the famous Mexican spirits