Vago Espadin en Barro

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Vago Espadin en Barro Mezcal, 750ML

Vago Espadin en Barro is made by Tio Rey in Sola de Vega, which is an area that is steeped in history of clay bot distillation. In true artisinal fashion, Tio Rey hand mashes the roasted agave and distills each batch in small clay pots. The batches of this mezcal are much smaller than the regular copper-still distillation Espadin releases that Vago puts out. The smell and taste of clay is highly evident in this mezcal.

Technical Specifications:

MEZCALERO: Salomon Rey Rodriguez
AGAVE: Espadin
DISTILLATION: Double distilled in Clay Pot 
REGION: Oaxaca
VILLAGE: Sola de Vega
OVEN: Conic Earth Pit Oven
MILLING: Tahona  

About This Producer:

It is their belief that all Mezcal should be clear and unaged, so everything they make is Joven. They believe that storing or aging Mezcal in wood should be avoided, as it chemically alters the Mezcal, adding flavors that traditionally were not there. On the front label of each of their bottles, all the information is there about who made it, what pueblo, what agave, details in the process, size of batch and more.  This information may vary by batch. This is connoisseur mezcal. They aim to empower both the master craftsmen with a celebration of his art, and also the consumer by giving them the knowledge they need to find a great mezcal. All of their mezcals are joven (young) and clear. Beginning in the late spring of 2017, Vago began using different color labels for their different mezcaleros. Emigdio distills in copper with refrescador. Aquilino distills in copper. Tio Rey distills in clay pots. 

By Mezcal Reviews