Derived from the Agave Pacifica plant, bacanora is named after the small town of Bacanora. There, locals enjoyed the spirit (a subtype of mezcal that has been produced in Sonora for over 300 years)
Sotol is a distillate made from a type of shrub, Dasylirion wheeleri, more commonly called desert spoon. Resembling a yucca plant (or a sea urchin), a succulent with long, spiny leaves, the desert spoon plant grows wild.
Describing mezcal as tequilas smokey cousin is a gross oversimplification to one of the worlds most diverse spirits categories. Find out more here.
Did you know? Tequila must be produced in the state of Jalisco using a single agave varietal (blue weber or agave tequiliana)
Unlike traditional, double-distilled mezcals, raicilla is typically single-distilled. Because Jalisco has the second-greatest biodiversity of agaves outside of Oaxaca, distillers use a range of varietals in its production
Ensamble & Pechuga
Pechuga (poultry) is traditionally for special occasions and is prepared by suspending a chicken or turkey in the still during distillation. Ensamble encompasses the unfalsifiable agave blends, like wine these include several species.