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#1 LosOjosRojos

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Posted 13 April 2013 - 02:55 PM

Hi all, 

Here a link to a webalbum from a recent rip we made to some mezcaleras in extreme eastern Zacatecas.

We went to La Pendencia, Saldaña & Santa  Teresa.  Also revisted Santa Isabel in San  Luis Potosi with

a stop in Real de Catorce thrown in there as well. Hope you enjoy.

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#2 QuintoSol

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Posted 13 April 2013 - 10:20 PM

Great pictures! Thanks for sharing... Maybe one day I'll do something similar... I LOVED the view from the top of Real de Catorce...

 

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#3 bpacifica

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Posted 14 April 2013 - 08:57 AM

Always enjoy your pics.  Keep em coming.  Thanks again.



#4 vanguero

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Posted 15 April 2013 - 12:45 PM

interesting



#5 naranja

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Posted 16 April 2013 - 07:54 PM

Great pics!  "Mescaleras" jarred loose "Mescalito"...  a la  Panama Red,  NRPS circa 1973. Thanks! :

 

 

 



#6 gabe

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Posted 16 April 2013 - 08:20 PM

Interesting. More hornos, autoclaves, and grinders than I expected at a mezcal producer.



#7 LosOjosRojos

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Posted 21 April 2013 - 11:37 AM

Glad you folks enjoys the pics.  We DO have a good time down here.

 

re: autoclaves/grinders/machinery....we have discovered that the more primitive and ....shall I say,,,,'less  than unkempt' the mezcalera is....the better the mezcal. 

The Santa Teresa mezcalera had lot of stainless steel  and fancy, modern plumbing and such but,,, their mezcal was HORRID! The worst!

 

We have concluded that the presence of ambient bacteria/yeasts/general funk contributes greatly to the characteristics of any particular mezcal..

You clean it up....kiss character goodbye.

Santa Isabel  (our collective favorite) is a 'funky' fabrica but their mezcal is flavorful and very quaffable (to a flaw!).  Saldaña is a close second.

 

Will be going to some unknown/backyard mezcaleras in San Luis Potosi soon.  

Will post pics.

 

 

Para todo mal, mezcal; Para todo bien, también