Wahaka Mezcal Reposado con Gusano
40% ABV (80 Proof); 100% Espadin
Wahaka Mezcal Reposado con Gusano series is the epitome of smooooooth (emphasis on the “ooooo”). Aged up to 6 months in oak barrels, our 100% Espadin Mezcal is exposed to the wooden notes of the barrels but more importantly to the age-old proven benefits of our handpicked, non-commercial grade worms. Many consider the worm to be a marketing gimmick, but nothing could be further from the truth.
The worm serves a definite purpose in our Mezcal, not only acting as an organic filter smoothing out the rough edges of the high alcohol content but also as an enhancer to the overall flavor with its natural, smoky earth tones (but not overbearing as in other brands of mezcal). There have also been tests that confirm the worm’s aphrodisiac properties. So not only do you get a smooth drink with our Gusano Reposado series, you can also count on exalting your other senses.
About Wahaka Mezcal
Wahaka is crafted in San Dionisio Ocotepec (located in the Central Valleys of Oaxaca in the District of Tlacolula, 16º48´ N 96º24´ W, 1,670 meters above sea level). Founded in 1610, this village has sat at the epicenter of Mezcal country throughout the spirit’s existence. Within the village of San Dionisio, the Morales family has perfected the art of Mezcal creation over generations. Today, young maestro Alberto is the principal author of our label, managing the family’s five stills and overseeing the process from harvest to market.
A key distinguishing factor of Wahaka is that we take pride in focusing on the Mezcales – not their aging. With the exception of the Reposado Gusano (which is a nice complement to our line up), all our Mezcales are “Jovenes” (in Tequilaspeak: “Blanco”). This allows the Mezcal to be tasted and felt without the interference of any wood. In other words, we do not focus on providing Mezcal aged in casks; in fact, our preference is to avoid contaminating the taste of Agave with wood. The reasons for this are many: Mezcal already contains cooked Agaves so it can be smokey or peaty at times, Mezcal can be made from many varieties of Agaves, and each Agave has a completely distinct set of properties, flavors, aromas and sensations. So as far as Wahaka goes, if you want the good stuff: Go Wild!
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