Our Mezcal

Awards-Winning Artisanal Mezcal from Oaxaca

La Jicarita Pechuga Mezcal

About:

A raw turkey is traditionally suspended over the copper alembic still during the second distillation of Mezcal con Pechuga. This unique process cooks the turkey, and as the vapors of the distill pass through the protein an undeniable richness is added to this “elixir of the gods”.

Local Oaxacans enjoyed this unique celebratory mezcal in special occasions such as weddings, patron saint days, and birthdays. Every mezcalero has their own recipe in producing this spirit.

In homage to Zapotec rituals, our 3rd generation Maestro Mezcalero refines his centuries-old family recipe into this award-winning Mezcal.

Awards:

  • Double Gold– San Francisco World Spirits Competition (2019)

Production:

Only 78 cases of this unique small-batched mezcal was produced. The secret family recipe uses turkey, a variety of seasonal fruits, grains, nuts and local herbs. This is the first time this mezcal is available outside of Mexico.

  • Origin: Santiago Matatlán, Oaxaca
  • Mezcalero: Celso Martínez López
  • Region: Valles Centrales
  • Maguey: 100% Espadin
  • Agave Species: Agave Angustifolia
  • Age of Maguey: 7- 10 years
  • Elevation: 1728 Meters/ 5672 Feet

  • Class: Mezcal Artesanal
  • Oven: Conical Earth Oven
  • Type of Wood: Pino and Mezquite
  • Roast Duration: 3-5 days depends on season
  • Mash: Tahona Process, Chilean Stone Mill, Horse

  • Fermentation: Natural
  • Yeast: Local Wild Yeasts
  • Fermentation Tank: 1000 Liters Open Pine vats
  • Fermentation Duration: 6-15 days depends on season
  • Distillation: Double distilled in copper alembic
  • ABV of Mezcal: 48%

Tasting Notes:

Nose: Smoldering Campfire, Edamame, Caramelized Agave, Fresh Wax

Palette: Iron Minerals, Mango, Fennel, Black Pepper, Medium-Full Bodied

Finish: Beeswax, Fresh Espadin

La Jicarita Sierra Negra Mezcal

About:

This 25+ year Sierra Negra agave was harvested at full maturity, letting its penca leaves grow to a weight to 4.4 lbs (2 kilos) each. Planted in a steep hillside plot, this agave is cultivated in the high altitude of the Sierra Norte de Oaxaca. The combination of drastic temperature shifts, high elevation desert drainage, and concentrated sunlight produces a mezcal rugged and hearty in character.

Awards:

  • Gold– San Francisco World Spirits Competition (2019)
  • Plata– Academia del Mezcal y del Maguey (2018)

Productions:

This limited edition of Sierra Negra Mezcal produced only 155 cases. This is the first time this mezcal is available outside of Mexico.

  • Origin: Santiago Matatlán, Oaxaca
  • Mezcalero: Celso Martínez López
  • Region: Valles Centrales
  • Maguey: Sierra Negra
  • Agave Species: Agave Americana
  • Age of Maguey: 25+ year
  • Elevation: 1876 Meters/ 6155 Feet

  • Class: Mezcal Artesanal
  • Oven: Conical Earth Oven
  • Type of Wood: Pino and Mezquite
  • Roast Duration: 3-5 days depends on season
  • Mash: Tahona Process, Chilean Stone Mill, Horse

  • Fermentation: Natural
  • Yeast: Local Wild Yeasts
  • Fermentation Tank: 1000 Liters Open Pine vats
  • Fermentation Duration: 6-15 days depends on season
  • Distillation: Double distilled in copper alembic
  • ABV of Mezcal: 48%

Tasting Notes:

Nose: Fresh Mountain Spring, Pure Agave, Pineapple, Banana Bread, Pecan

Palette: Forest Floor, Star Anise, Pineapple Hearts, Tobacco Leaf, Black Pepper, Fresh Mint

Finish: Full Bodied, High Viscosity

Maestro Mezcalero

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3rd Generation Mezcalero:

Celso Martínez López


Maestro Celso Martinez Lopez has a family heritage of mezcal production going back a hundred years to a time when his ancestors cooked maguey in oven pits, distilled in clay pots, and fermented in the rock wells.  His ancestral lands sit on the ridge “Nueve Puntas” overlooking his palenque and the town of Santiago Matatlan, the capital of mezcal.

Born into the Mezcalero way of life, he started the learning process in childhood, and with the passion passed down from his father and grandfather he was producing mezcal by the time he was a young teenager. This is the legacy and pride going into every batch distilled at his palenque.

Where To Find Us

Our awards-winning mezcals are available online at PlumpJack Wines & Spirits and Bitters and Bottles

Our products are currently available in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Below is a list of retail vendors, bars & restaurants that carry our mezcals:

San Francisco:

  • Healthy Spirits
    • 1042 Clement Street San Francisco, CA 94118
    • 2299 15th Street San Francisco, CA 94114
    • 300 Valencia Street, San Francisco CA 94103
    • 249 Cortland Ave, San Francisco CA 94110

East Bay & Contra Costa:

  • Ivy Room
    • 860 San Pablo Ave, Albany, CA 94706

Peninsula & South Bay:

  • LV Mar
    • 2042 Broadway, Redwood City, CA, 94063

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