Los Danzantes Mezcal

Los Danzantes Mezcal was created with the establishment of a small mud-brick distillery in 1997 in Santiago Matatlan, in Oaxaca’s Tlacolula Valley by brothers Jaimé and Gustavo Muñoz, owners of the award-winning Los Danzantes Restaurants in Oaxaca City and Coyoácan, Mexico City. They present regional Mexican cuisine on international standards, emphasizing authentic local ingredients.

Los Danzantes starts with the harvest and roasting of mature agaves in a earthen fire pit using mesquite for fuel. The roasted agaves are crushed and juiced using a traditional horse-drawn tahona. Wild yeast fermentation of the milled solids and juice takes about 1-2 weeks in open 300-gallon pine vats. The fermented juices and solids are then double-distilled in copper pot stills – with the second distillation done in a 300 litre Portuguese-made copper pot brandy still.

In 2013, the President of Mexico awarded Grupo Los Danzantes the Annual National Quality Award of Mexico.

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Los Danzantes Joven

Los Danzantes Joven

SKU: 854869
Case configuration: 6x750mL

100% Agave Espadín (Agave angustifolia), ABV 43%.

The mesquite used to roast the agaves gives Los Danzantes Joven a light smokiness. Fresh, full-bodied, soft, and unusually complex flavor with a hint of agave sweetness.

Difford’s Guide – 4/5 “Delicate nose with wisps of smoke from the mesquite wood used during roasting. Faint aromas of asparagus, brazil nuts. Slight hint of sweetness to a lightly smoked palate with a touch of vanilla and lime. Long, dry, delicately, peat-like smoky finish.”

Los Danzantes Reposado

Los Danzantes Reposado

SKU: 537845
Case configuration: 6x750mL

100% Agave Espadín (Agave angustifolia), ABV 43%.

Los Danzantes Resposado starts with the Joven, which is put into new French oak barrels from the forests of Nevers and Limousin and aged for 11-12 months. The mesquite smokiness becomes focused to something resembling peat in an Islay malt. Clean, refined, well-structured, and elegant, with a deep long finish.

Difford’s Guide – 4.5/5 “Lightly smoked cigar box nose with nutty herbal aromas. Faintly sweet, vanilla and caramel palate with very light smoke and nutty, herbal notes. Herbal, leather and vanilla finish with lingering light smoke.”

Los Danzantes Anejo

Los Danzantes Añejo

SKU: 781336
Case configuration: 6x750mL

100% Agave Espadín (Agave angustifolia), ABV 46%.

Very limited production: approximately 350-400 bottles/year.  16-24 months in new French oak from Nevers and Limousin. Soft, gentle, lingering finish. Beautifully mature, with plenty of rich flavor and a very long finish.

Difford’s Guide – 4.5/5 “Herbal, mocha coffee and cacao nose with brazil nutty oak and faint wafts of smoke. Sweet delicately smoked palate with great balance between oak influence and vegetal agave. Dark chocolate and cedar wood finish with lingering delicately oaky smoke.”

ArteMezcal

ArteMezcal

AB SKU: 777777
Case configuration: 4x750mL

100% Agave Sierrudo (Agave americana var.), ABV 47.1%.

Once per year, Los Danzantes bottles a single rare and magnificent species of agave as a special edition known as Arte Mezcal, packaged in a gift box designed by a different modern Mexican artist for each edition, and containing beautiful and authentic keepsake pieces chosen to pair with the mezcal itself. We’re very fortunate to get a small allocation of this very special product – only for provinces allowing 1-litre bottles of spirits.
Developed in 2013 by the team of Karina Abad in Destilería Los Danzantes in Santiago Matatlán, Oaxaca, 647 Agave Sierrudos (Agave Americana var.) were harvested by Don Camerino Martinez and roasted at Los Danzantes. Crushed by our horses Felix and Sanzon, naturally fermented in our pine vats for 6 days and finally twice distilled by Maestro Mezcalero Joel Cruz. From this, we obtained 1700 bottles of this rare mezcal at 47.1% ABV.
On the nose, aromas of wax, citrus fruits, and hints of fresh pear. Tastes of ripe fruit, a complex of waxy notes, with interesting accents of pear, cinnamon and a final toasty note.
Packaged in a limited edition gift box that changes with each new edition/agave species, with a traditional jicara drinking vessel carved from a Oaxacan gourd (a “guaje”), as well as Shamanic Copal incense – The use of copal is as old as are the trees where the resin is obtained, is registered in the ancestral memories. Copal is believed by indigenous Mesoamerican peoples to have the power to help cure many diseases, to protect us from evil, misfortunes and any damage that may be caused by contact with negative energy.

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