Maestros Mezcaleros

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Laurentino Santos Martínez

Working in copper, Laurentino lives in Santa Catarina Coatlán in the Mihuatlán area of Oaxaca with his wife and two sons. Laurentino found us through our Operatons Manager, Alan Lara. Alan's sister is a school teacher who has one of Laurentino's sons as a pupil. We recently sent a sample of Lauren...

Maximiliano "Serafin" García Gerónimo

Serafín's mezcals, made in the artisanal style, on a small hillside outside of San Dionisio Ocotopec, faithfully honor their constituent agaves. He works his son, Miguel.     Mezcal Artesanal | 100% Agave A. karwinskii (Cuish) By “Serafín” García Serafín's mezcals, made in the artisanal sty...

Alejandrina Aragón Hernandez

Maestra mezcalera Alejandrina, runs her small artisinal-style palenque in a tiny valley outside of Zoquitlán. The unique microclimate of this area, coupled with her mastery of the art of mezcal production, means her distillations are some of the best anywhere. Her tepeztate highlights the exceptio...

Ángel Cruz Robles

Ángel's tiny palenque, hidden in the forest high in the Sierra Sur mountains outside of Sola de Vega, draws its water from a sacred spring. Ángel is meticulous in his work, using clay pots for distillation and a wooden mallet to crush his cooked agaves by hand. The resulting mezcals are spectacul...

Tomas Jaime Gonzalez Ramirez

Thomas Jaime makes mezcals in both artisanal and ancestral styles. Every visit to his palenque outside Francisco de Sola is a joyous occasion. This, his ancestral espadín, is an easy choice for a table mezcal—one to serve with nearly everything. It mixes well with bitters and citrus juices. Pure, ...

Ángel Cruz Calvo

Ángel Cruz Calvo is the grandfather of Ángel Cruz Robles, and a living repository of mezcal know-how. His palenque is located only several hundred yards from that of Robles' but in an entirely different micro climate, situated, as it is, much closer to the sacred creek that draws religious pilgrim...

Carlos Mendez Blas

Carlos Mendez Blas is the scion of two generations of mezcal families and the man about town if you need to accomplish something in this industry. He is a talented mezcalero in his own right, with his own brand, his own agave fields, and he contract manufactures for several other brands. Carlos is...

Everardo Garcia Salvador

Sadly, we lost Everardo in September of 2021. With him, we lost not only a talented mezcalero, but a joyful friend and colleague. He was the latest in a family of mezcaleros that goes back six generations (as far as they can recall). His uncle, Abel García, will be taking over duties as maestro m...

Miguel Cruz del Rios

Father to Ángel Cruz Robles and son of Ángel Cruz Calvo, Miguel can be found at either his father's or his son's palenque on any given day.     ...