In the tiny village of San Miguel Ejutla in the central valley of Oaxaca, a co-operative comprised of 36+ 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 Ensemble is a delightfully mild, floral and fruity (pineapple, banana) mezcal perfect for first-time mezcal tasters and wonderful for cocktail innovation. Winner of Best Mezcal and Double Gold awards at the 2017 San Francisco World Spirits Competition. 42% ABV
Banhez Tepeztate is 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, tepeztate takes up to 35 years to harvest and is found only in steep crevices and rocky soil in remote regions of Mexico. Banhez Tepeztate is best enjoyed neat or over ice. 47% ABV
Banhez Arroqueño is comprised of 100% wild arroqueño agave, an enormous agave species taking up to 20 years to reach full maturity and found only in rural regions of Oaxaca. This delightful mezcal is known most commonly for its smooth, rich texture, tropical fruit notes, mild smoke, and subtle sweetness. Banhez Arroqueño is best enjoyed neat or over ice. 47% ABV
Banhez Tobala is comprised of 100% wild tobala agave, one of the most revered of all agave species due to its scarcity, growing period (up to 15 years), intense aromatics and relatively small physical size. Banhez Tobala is known for its smooth flavor profile with tasting notes consisting of lemon zest and fresh green herbs. Banhez Tobala is best enjoyed neat or over ice. 47% ABV
Banhez Pechuga (“breast”) is comprised of 100% espadin mezcal redistilled with indigenous seasonal fruits, grains, nuts and raw turkey breast hung over a copper still, imparting deliciously balanced flavors and complexity in the alcohol’s vapors before condensation takes place. Pechuga has been consumed across Oaxaca on special occasions for centuries. Banhez Pechuga is best enjoyed neat or over ice. 47% ABV
Produced in limited quantities due to the scarcity of this exceptional species of agave, Banhez 100% wild Cuiche is an incredibly easy sipping mezcal with all the tropical fruitiness, fresh herbs and balanced flavor profile that cuiche is known for. Banhez Cuishe is best enjoyed neat or over ice. 47% ABV
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