Topanito Mezcal Artesanal is made from 100% Espadín Agave and produced in the Amantes de lo Ajeno Distillery in the state of Oaxaca, Mexico. After a minimum of seven years, the agaves are harvested and their hearts (piñas) are roasted in earth pits for up to eight days. This intense roasting process lends artisanal mezcal its distinctive, smoky character. The roasted agave hearts are ground in a traditional donkey powered mill (tahona). After the addition of water, the mash ferments for three to five days in open stone vats under the exposure of wild yeasts.
Topanito Mezcal Artisanal Blanco 52% is double distilled and bottled at distillation strength. The bouquet is dominated by impressions of rosemary, fir and pine resin, which are accompanied by khaki fruit, pastries as well as ginger and grilled paprika. Chili, pepper, black cardamom, as well as barbecue notes including bacon and paprika, prevail on the palate. The mezcal appears strong and soft at the same time. It's long-lasting finish is rich, oily and full-bodied and offers hints of fir and rosemary.