Our mission at Mezcal Pierde Almas is straightforward: to rescue and preserve the cultural heritage and singular history of the amazing elixir that is mezcal. We are first and foremost a socially, culturally and environmentally responsible entity based in San Francisco Tutla, Oaxaca, with our palenque (distillery) in the village of Chichicapam, Oaxaca. At Pierde Almas, we are obsessed with the strictest observance of a constellation of ancestral methods and lore – from pit-roasting our agaves up to a week to using the same design of copper pot still as that brought by the Spaniards – that have slowly evolved over the course of five centuries to produce one of the finest, hand crafted distilled spirits ever to appear upon the world stage.
This is the most exotic of all our mezcals, as the variety remains virtually unknown outside a core group of the most esoteric of mezcal connoisseurs. Production is extremely limited as the wild agaves for this mezcal are harvested from the wilds of the hills near the village of Chichicapam, Oaxaca. The bouquet is laced with aromatic (cedar-like) woods. On the palate, the effect is sweet, very long-lasting with strong traces of quince and anise. The aftertaste is very floral against a backdrop of clean, wet clay.