Koch Espadin Mezcal Joven was created by master distiller Pedro Hernandez in San Baltazar Guelavila, Oaxaca. Koch el Mezcal produces traditional, handcrafted mezcals that are perfected by master distillers who have generations of knowledge in agave plant processing.
Koch Mezcal prides itself on 100% Oaxacan ownership and bringing a streamlined efficiency to the 200 year-old production methods of mezcal. They use traditional stone lined pits to cook the agave hearts, fermented, and then given a double distillation process. It is aged in oak for some years before bottling.
Koch El Mezcal is an unthinkably rare spirit produced exclusively from a range of wild agaves. The individual, intensely idiosyncratic, agave grow under harsh and generally prohibitive conditions come together to form a poised, charming, and tenaciously subtle mezcal. Distinguished notes of flora, mineral salts, and delicate spices tease your senses. On the palate, agave nectar rolls off the tongue while a pillow of smoke seems to linger endlessly on the finish.
To reduce environmental impact we have come up with guidelines under which the whole productions process is governed: Agave self-sufficiency, sustainable use of water and forest resources and a proper waste management. We have an environmental improvement plan which includes the optimization of the use of natural resources and heartens ecological respect.
The agave for Koch Espadin Mezcal Joven is matured 7 years before being roasted in conical earthen ovens and crushed on a traditional horse driven stone press! Fermentation in pine and oak before double copper pot distillation. It is distilled and bottled without any additives. Lots of tropical fruit, powerful spicy notes and smoky herbs.