The Santanera Group, based in Playa del Carmen, Mexico, produces this special Mezcal deep in the heart of Oaxaca. Papadiablo Especial is distilled using a copper still over a log wood fire in Miahuatlan, a relatively tropical region of the highlands, by master distiller Don Bet using three wild agave: Madrecuishe, Bicuishe and Mexicana with some Espadin to create his ‘Especial’. Meaning pope and devil, an arrow dissects the label indicating the battle between good and evil. The name Papadiablo speaks of duality and introspection and the package design reminds us of an antique medicinal spirit decanter with a rugged embossed texture so that you never loose your grip.
Aromas of smoked meats and nuts, cream, and pungent vegetal with a silky, dryish medium-to-full body and a intricate roasted tropical fruit, smoked peppers, and grass finish. A marvelously complex and stylish mezcal.