because something wild produces a far richer spirit.
On the steep precarious hillsides of Oaxaca, Guerrero and Durango, varieties of agave indigenous to the region grow wild and are heavily sought after by the local mezcaleros. These varietals produce flavors that are exotically intense, with rich earth tones and savory smokiness. From the heart of the maguey, these flavors are traditionally extracted to produce mezcal that is wildly refined. Because we at Bozal believe that something wild produces a far richer spirit.
“Ensamble” in Spanish roughly translates to “combine” or “join together.” Ensamble mezcals are proprietary blends, produced with a variety of unique magueys that complement each other.
Each of these bottles features a single type of non-espadín maguey and is produced using an artisanal method, creating mezcal true to its distinct maguey characteristics.
Following the age-old tradition, sacrificial mezcal is typically produced in small batches for personal consumption or fiestas, and is marked by the protein elements incorporated during the final distillation.
Made in the “Ancestral” tradition, these spirits are strictly produced using clay pot distillation, an ancient practice creating mezcals deeply expressive of their terroir and of the rare, precious agaves they are made from.
We use an artisanal approach toward production in order to create an unadulterated style of mezcal. In keeping with the 200-year-old tradition, the agave hearts are cooked in earthen pit ovens, later to be crushed and mashed by a stone Tahona wheel. Without the addition of artificial yeast, open air fermentation allows the sugars to ferment utilizing naturally occurring yeast. The mezcal is then purified through a double distillation process.
For every one maguey harvested to produce bozal, two are planted in a mountainside wild nursery to be transported back into the wild after one to two years.
While each of our mezcals is carefully crafted to stand on its own, the bold flavors of Bozal make for savory bases to your favorite classic cocktails as well as your newest experimentations.