Hector Vasquez de Abarca, for many years in charge of production at Los Danzantes, and Ansley Coale, importer of mezcals and raicillas since 2004 and creator of the Mezcalero brand, are collaborating on a project to find, bottle, and represent superb agave spirits with the intent of helping to preserve the society and culture from which they come. Society and culture create the depth that underlies these profound human achievements, but they are threatened by rapid commercialization.  MORE ABOUT COMUNIDAD

 

 

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Comunidad No. 16 Santa Catarina Minas: Wild tobasiche, a long-maturing local agave Karwinskii variant. Liquid herbal nose. Complexity, spice, minerality. Extraordinary mezcal. The batch was distilled in October of 2022.  18 bottles. More about Heladio Lopez
750 ml / 44.3% ABV  
Sale! $153.00
Comunidad No. 15 Santa Catarina Minas: Wild tripón, a local agave Karwinskii variant that is very rarely distilled. Spicy, rich, beautifully balanced. The batch was distilled in March of 2023.  18 bottles. More about Heladio
750 ml / 47.2% ABV  
Sale! $178.20
Comunidad No. 14. Santa Catarina Minas: Wild coyote, a variety of agave Americana, scarce because it likes to grow alone. Creamy and vegetal with a balancing tartness. Let this open: it gets big. The batch was distilled in February of 2023.  18 bottles.  More about Heladio
750 ml / 46.7% ABV  
Sale! $154.80
Comunidad No. 17 Santa Catarina Minas: Wild arroqueño, another variety of agave Americana. Rich mouthfeel with a spicy & saline creaminess. Great fruit. The batch was distilled in November of 2022. 18 bottles. More about Heladio Lopez
750 ml / 46.7% ABV  
Sale! $148.50
Comunidad No. 1 Bramaderos, 2nd release: We originally bought half the batch, but it sold through so well that we bought the rest of it – hard to pass up some of Don Beto’s best work. A rich mezcal of 5 wild agaves, barril, bicuishe, coyote, madrecuishe, and Mexicano, plus cultivated espadín, grown at +/- 5600 feet in shaley ferriferous soils. Very complex yet very clean: Alberto Ortiz is a master of Karwinskii. The batch was distilled October 4, 2017. 640 bottles More about Don Beto
750 ml / 48% ABV  
Sale! $99.00
Comunidad No. 13 Santa Catarina Minas: Wild tobasiche, a variety of agave Karwinskii that takes a long time to mature, blended with mature local espadín. Beautifully defined subtlety. Spicy, with a long finish The batch was distilled in July of 2022. 156 bottles. More about Heladio Lopez
750 ml / 47.2% ABV  
Sale! $117.00
COMUNIDAD No. 2 ~ El Lazo: A lovely 220-liter batch of COYOTE, a local variant of agave Americana var. Oaxacensis, grown from wild stock and harvested from La Casita, a steep hillside planting, by the distiller, Ángel Cruz Robles. This man knew his agaves intimately. El Lazo, pop. 126, is on the other side of the high ridge west of Sola de Vega. The local Americana in unusually focused. Earthy, intense, complex. The batch was distilled January 11, 2021. More about Angel Cruz Robles
750 ml / 52.69% ABV  
Sale! $108.00
out of stock
COMUNIDAD NO. 3 – RANCHO VIEJO: A small 197-liter batch of wild Mexicano (agave rhodacantha), distilled in a small pueblo south of Sola de Vega. Self taught Distiller Gabino Ramirez,  rents a small still in the village and ferments in small cylindrical vats; the separated fermentations add complexity. The mezcal is a single distillation to proof, using a refrescadera mounted atop the still, which increases the rectification of the distillate. Soft and richly vegetal. The batch was distilled June, 2021. 263 bottles. More about Gabino and Jacopo Juarez
750 ml / 47.1% ABV  
Sale! $94.50
COMUNIDAD NO. 4 – AMATENGO: We rescued the last 40 liters of a fabulous batch distilled from wild and exceptionally mature tepextate (agave marmorata) that son Luis was pouring in his mezcaleria in Oaxaca city. Distiller Sergio Juárez performed a single distillation to proof using a refrescadera; The batch was distilled January 14, 2022. 55 bottles.
750 ml / 47.3% ABV  
Sale! $108.00
out of stock
COMUNIDAD NO. 5 – BRAMADEROS: A delicate blend (mezcla) of espadín (agave angustifolia) and wild bicuishe (agave Karwinskii) distilled by Don Beto’s son Onofre Ortiz, at the family distillery. The rolling hills of ferriferous clay-shale soils in Miahuatlan produce exceptional Karwinskii; the local mezcals are among Oaxaca’s finest, The batch was distilled in December, 2021. 293 bottles More about Don Beto
750 ml / 47.4% ABV  
Sale! $80.10
COMUNIDAD NO. 6 AMATENGO: Amatengo was once famous for its wild barril (agave Karwinskii). Sergio Juárez is deliberately restoring the reputation. Single distillation to proof preserves the floral/herbal characteristics of mezcals from this large slow-growing agave. Creamy and intense with nice minerality. The batch was distilled in February, 2022. 140 bottles
750 ml / 48.8% ABV  
Sale! $91.80
COMUNIDAD NO. 7 RANCHO VIEJO: A small and exceptional batch of wild tobalá (agave potatorum), distilled in a small pueblo south of Sola de Vega. Distiller Gabino Ramirez' father Jacopo showed up when we were picking up Gabino’s mezcal and showed us this little beauty. Single distillation to proof using a refrescadera captures the delicacy of this agave, for which Sola de Vega is justly famous. Elegance from the region’s chalky soils. The batch was distilled in March of 2021.  151 bottles. More about Gabino and Jacopo Juarez
750 ml / 48.1% ABV  
Sale! $108.00
COMUNIDAD NO. 8 BRAMADEROS: A powerful and very unusual blend, distilled by Onofre Ortiz, of 6 wild agaves (arroqueño, bicuishe, coyote, madrecuishe, Mexicano, and tepeztate) against a calm backdrop of espadín. Beautifully balanced and very very complex. Don Beto said regretfully that he had been saving this for himself. The batch was distilled December 9, 2021. Do not miss this. We have only 80 bottles. More about Don Beto
750 ml / 48.6% ABV  
Sale! $108.00
out of stock
COMUNIDAD NO. 9 Santa Catarina Minas: Wild sierrudo, a very large variety of agave Americana that takes a long time to mature, some 20 years. Lactic, herbal complexity, rich long finish.  The batch was distilled in March, 2022. 55 bottles More about Heladio Lopez
750 ml / 50.1% ABV  
Sale! $154.80
COMUNIDAD NO. 10 – Santa Catarina Minas: Wild tobasiche, a variety of agave Karwinskii, one that also takes a long time to mature. Gently rich, nicely round. The batch was distilled in November of 2021. 55 bottles More about Heladio Lopez
750 ml / 51.9% ABV  
Sale! $112.50
COMUNIDAD NO. 11- Santa Catarina Minas: Wild jabalí, agave convallis, an agave so hard to distill that many avoid it. Creamy and sweet, fabulous length. A masterpiece. The batch was distilled in February, 2022. 55 bottles More about Heladio Lopez
750 ml / 51.9% ABV  
Sale! $144.90
out of stock
COMUNIDAD NO. 12 – Santa Catarina Minas: Wild tripón, a local agave Karwinskii variant that is very rarely distilled. Rich and spicy complexity. The batch was distilled in March, 2021. 48 bottles More about Heladio Lopez
750 ml / 46.8% ABV  
Sale! $154.80