In the tiny village of San Miguel Ejutla in the central valley of Oaxaca, a co-operative comprised of 20 families (Integradora Comercial de Ejutla) is committed to sustainable, fair trade mezcal production the same way it’s been done by their ancestors for nearly two centuries. Underground wood-fired pits, donkey-pulled tahonas (stone-wheel mills), fermentation in wooden tanks and small-batch distillation in copper alembics punctuate a process that has been and remains the life’s work of these mezcaleros, with the same care and attention to detail reflected in each and every bottle.

Comprised of 90% Espadin and 10% Barril, Banhez 42% is a delightfully mild, floral and fruity (pineapple, banana) mezcal perfect for first-time mezcal tasters and wonderful for cocktail innovation. 42% ABV

Comprised of 100% wild tepeztate agave, possibly the rarest and most interesting of all agaves used in mezcal production today, known for its intense, agave-forward flavor and complexity.

Taking up to 35 years to harvest and found only in steep crevices and rocky soil in remote regions of Mexico, Banhez Tepeztate is sourced from the hills of Ejutla, Oaxaca, from the very same co-op of family-run palenques behind 2017 San Francisco World Spirits Competition “DOUBLE GOLD” and “BEST MEZCAL” winning Banhez Mezcal Artesanal (90% espadin, 10% barril).

Banhez Wild Tepeztate is best enjoyed neat or over ice. 46% ABV


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