What if we told you that Mezcal has survived, until now, thanks to women?
In early 18th century Mexico, the production of Mezcal was banned by the Spanish crown for almost 100 years. Fortunately, local producers resisted and continued to produce Mezcal, in secret, in the beautiful mountains of Oaxaca. Among them were some brave women who travelled from town to town to sell their Mezcal, illegally, and risked their own lives in doing so. The brand name, La Escondida, meaning “the hidden lady”, was inspired by a local legend and was given in honour of the women who kept this rich tradition alive.
La Escondida is made from 100% Espadín agave, indigenous to Oaxaca, and is one of the most prized Mexican agave varieties. Traditional methods of production give us some wonderful earthy, smoky notes on the nose, while its smooth and balanced flavour, robustly absorbed from cooked agave, provides a long finish which is both full-bodied and extremely pleasant.
Price: 649 SEK
Size: 700 ml
Enjoy: Well-chilled, just as it is, with ice or as a drink ingredient.