Grandes Leyendas’ recognize great master mezcaleros over the age of 70, as a living homage of their impressive work effort throughout their lifetime. In this expression, we celebrate the beloved master Don Anastacio, who carefully and painstakingly creates this splendid ancestral mezcal, using wild agave cupreata from northern Guerrero. Released in 2016 and limited to 789 bottles. Fair Trade, Organic, Kosher
How It Is Made
Don Anastacio is an amazing master distiller who recently turned 72 years old, and who has over 60 years making mezcal. He learned from his father Don Florencio, at the young age of 12, learning the time-honoured craft of handmade mezcal. Agave cupreata grows wild in the low deciduous forest in northern Guerrero. Water comes from the fresh stream that flows next to the distillery. Maceration is done by hand with a club in a wooden canoe made from a hollowed-out fig tree, then fermented in small oak wooden vats and distilled in a copper metal pot with an oak hat. We are honoured to exclusively import and share this brand with Australia.