Mezcal Unión El Viejo
An artisanal handcrafted and unaged mezcal blend of agave Espadín and the wild agave Tobalá. Produced and bottled in Oaxaca, Mexico. Slightly smoky, flavours and aromas of butter, mint, cinnamon, mango, herbs and minerals.
We are replanting both species used. An agave takes time to grow, but our goal is to be able to exclusive use agaves we replanted - as soon as nature allows it. We use sustainable farming practices to actively avoid soil erosion.
Mezcal UNIÓN's goal is to preserve traditional distilling craft and empower locals to grow socioeconomically by uniting artisanal distilleries and agave farmers.
We look for micro distilleries that want to work with us and we provide them knowledge and investment. We also promise to buy their finished product. That way they become entrepreneurs (not employees) with a client who guarantees buy their product; their income becomes sustainable.
Today we have planted 750,000 agaves along the mountains. We are constantly planting Espadín, Tobalá y Cirial agaves. Agave grow slowly, but our goal is to be able to use exclusively the agaves we have planted. We take care of genetic variety of the agave and with good agricultural practices we avoid soil erosion.