Production

One of the first things you notice when visiting a palenque (distillery) is that the methods and equipment being used seem almost as prehistoric as the plants themselves. Just as different species of agave have evolved to thrive in different climates, each region has come to utilize its own signature production methods and tools for making what their community has come to look for in a pour of mezcal.

A basic introduction to the process and its variations below:

Grow

Cook

 

mash

 

ferment

distill