Oaxaca’s La Mezcaloteca, a cultural club dedicated to showcasing traditional artisan mezcal, brings a series of limited-edition bottling of Mezcalosfera to America. Mezcal is a distilled alcoholic beverage made from any type of agave plant native to Mexico and the $160 Mezcalosfera de Mezcaloteca Tobala is your chance to warm up your mouth with this 200-year-old drink.
La Mezcaloteca, famous for sourcing directly from producers in the hardest to get to areas of Oaxaca, has produced 220 bottles to export to the U.S. and those who miss out on this first edition, will have to wait for the next release, which will be entirely different. So this extremely limited offering is one of the most special in the US.
Mezcalosfera is distilled by Master Mezcalero Felipe Cortés in the small village of Miahuatlán and is created out of 50/50 blend of Agave Potatorum (Tobala) and Kawinskii (Madrecuixe). The agave was harvested from very high altitudes before roasted in conical earthen ovens over mezquite and encino wood. When agave is mature, it forms a “piña” or heart in the center from which juice is extracted to convert into mezcal. The beverage also consists of spring water and wild yeast fermentation that took seven days to complete. At the end, Mezcalosfera is distilled twice on copper before being bottled at a massive 105.2 proof.