Los Vecinos

Los Vecinos del Campo means 'Neighbours of the Field' and honours the centuries old distilling traditions of Oaxaca and the people whose families have produced these rich spirits for generations. In Valles Centrales de Oaxaca, a group of mezcaleros with 10 palenques distills small batch mezcals using time-honoured, traditional methods passed down by their ancestors. Utilising locally grown, hand-harvested agave, the sultry, smoky sweetness of these artisanal mezcals is reached after days of slow roasting agave hearts underground. The Pinas are crushed using a stone molino, then naturally fermented in wooden vats, and finally, double distilled using a copper pot still.