The agave Tobalá (agave potatorum) used in our mezcal comes from the San Luis Amatlán region of Oaxaca. It is one of the biggest varieties of this relatively small species of agaves. Unlike the classic Tobalá whose piñas typically measure from 30 to 60 cm (12 to 24 inches), it is common to see our Tobalá —both cultivated and wild— measure up from 1.0 to 1.5 meters (39 inches to 59 inches). They also have a highly aesthetically pleasing appearance and it is common to see them used as ornaments in Oaxaca.
The nose opens with smoky bacon and fireside smoke aromas, with wood and spice. Smoke gives way to bacon fat, earth, dried orange peel and pepper into a long robust finish.