Derrumbes San Luis Potosí Mezcal (750ml)
Derrumbes San Luis Potosí is an example of a very particular style of mezcal crafted in the high-altitude Central Mexican Plateau, in the state of San Luis Potosí. It is made from the region's wild agave Salmiana, which (despite its abundance) has a very low yield, needing up to four times as much to create an equal amount of spirit in comparison to the blue agave used in the tequila region. Grown in calcareous soils, this mezcal terrifically showcases its terroir characteristics, with chalky notes evident in the flavor profile. Produced in an old traditional hacienda, above-ground ovens known as hornos are used to cook the agave which mean the mezcal is not smoky. Once cooked, the agave is crushed by a tahona, fermented naturally with wild yeast, twice-distilled in small copper pot stills, and bottled at 43.5% ABV.