Juan José ‘Che’ Hernández
Second generation of mezcaleros.
25 years experience in mezcal production.
He follows the original recipe of his late father ‘Don Che’, producing a smooth yet pleasantly fragant mezcal.
Artisanal / Mezcal Blanco
100% Agave / A. Salmiana
45.1% Alc.Vol. / 750mL
Aroma: Herbal, bell pepper and chile jalapeño.
Flavors: Slightly sweet, strong mineral notes, gently smoked.
Hacienda Santa Isabel
SAN LUIS POTOSI
XIX C. Hacienda located in the Altiplano Potosino, northwest Mexico.
23.3°N 100.76°W – 1630 meters above sea level
Temp.: NH 27.8° (max. 36.1°), Avg 18.9°, NL 9.9° (min. 1.7°)
Precipitation: 527 mm
Mezcal production in San Luis Potosí is unique in Mexico, because it is done predominantly in ‘Haciendas’, using semi industrial methods dating to 18th & 19th centuries.
Yearly production under ~ 30,000 L
Steam-heated steel oven
Juice extracting old crusher
Ground level cement tanks
Custom designed copper still
One of the few agaves that resist the harsh conditions of the Mexican high plateau, it is normally harvested from ample wild populations.
Yields ~ 1L of mezcal per 30 kgs of Agave, ~ 12 to 16 years life cycle / maturity