San Dionisio, Ocotepec, Oaxaca - few mezcals originate from this region. With very little rainfall, the agave grows low to the ground in order to absorb as much water as possible. Just like grapes, this stresses the plants out, creating more sugar, and in turn more flavor. The limestone rich soil has lots of minerals and helps the agave retain water in the arid climate.
Maestra Mezcalera: Hidelberta Martínez Hipólito
This mezcal has notes of herbal smoke, wood resin, earthy minerals, dampness, clay and a hint of peppery spice.