Producer Mezcal Releases Limited Edition Arroqueño


June 28, 2022

Producer Mezcal Arroqueño

Producer Mezcal, the artisanal mezcal brand from Oaxaca, announced the launch of its newest expression of mezcal, Arroqueño, which joins the Tepeztate and Ensamble expressions launched in late 2021.

Arroqueño ($156.99 SRP; 46% ABV; 750ml; single-batch)will be available to purchase in very limited quantities (800 750ml bottles) on Mash&Grape this month, along with the rest of Producer Mezcal’s portfolio.

Hailing from Oaxaca, Mexico, Producer Mezcal seeks to present mezcals that speak to patience, passion, and appreciation for heritage and craftsmanship.

Arroqueño is a wild-grown variety agave native to Oaxaca, famous for its long maturation time, massive size, and increasing rarity. Producer Mezcal’s expression of Arroqueño derives its distinctly complex flavor profile from a variety of factors, including variations in the plants’ maturity stages, terpene compounds resulting from fluctuations in weather conditions and the effects of terroir over many years, and the preferred cooking and fermentation methods employed by Pacheco.

The Arroqueño (agave oaxacensis) is grown, harvested, crushed, fermented, and distilled entirely in Ejutla, La Noria Sec. 13 by maestro Juan Pacheco Santos. After harvesting plants averaging upwards of 17 years in age, the split agave hearts are roasted for 72 hours in a traditional horno (earthen oven) using huamuchil wood.

After resting for a brief period, the agave is crushed using a traditional bull-pulled stone tahona wheel, then goes on to ferment for 8-10 days in cypress wood (sabino or ahuehuete). Once the fermentation process is complete, the liquid is distilled using a refrescador, a distillation method which allows for two distillations during a single pass through the still.

Hailing from Oaxaca, Mexico, and launched in the U.S. in fall 2021, Producer Mezcal seeks to present a mezcal for all consumers by speaking to patience, passion, and an appreciation for refinement, while the minimalist bottle design transports people to the small villages in Oaxaca where labels are simply a piece of masking tape. 

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