Donaji Joven is made with agave Espadin in Las Margaritas, San Pedro Totolapam, Oaxaca. It’s made traditionally using a horno, horse-drawn tahona, and it’s fermented in cypress wood. After fermentation, it’s double distilled in a copper still. The region of San Pedro Totolapam has irregular ground where only 0.94% is used for agriculture. The vegetation that predominates is mostly jungle, making this an odd place to harvest agave. This mezcal has herbal aromas of fresh earth and smoke. The taste is upfront with notes of cooked agave and charred sweet pineapple.