Besos de Angelica

Por Mujeres. Para Todos. By Women. For Everyone.

Angelica Garcia Vasquez, second-generation master mezcalera, continues the tradition of artisanal mezcal production that her parents began during the Mexican prohibition in the town of San Baltazar Chichicapam, Oaxaca. Agaves are wild-sourced, roasted underground with Encino wood and volcanic stones, crushed by a stone mill, and then naturally fermented in wood barrels. The mezcal is then double-distilled in copper stills fired by Encino and Huizache wood. As it has always been produced for generations, this mezcal is made with the heart, the community, and with the unique taste only found in this region of Mexico. “Besos” means “kisses” in Spanish, and it is said that mezcal is meant to be kissed and savored. Besos de Angelica uses traditional sustainable practices, certified woods, and contributes to local charities. Angelica also owns and manages the palenque (distillery) where many other small producers make their mezcal, and that is a very rare thing. By Women. For Everyone.

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