Union Uno is a joven mezcal made up of 80% agave espadin and 20% agave cirial. Made using artisanal methods by 5th generation mezcaleros from San Baltazar Guelavila, Oaxaca, this mezcal is the unification of a number of mezcal producing families.
Nose: Slightly smoked with hints of tropical fruits.
Taste: Sage and roasted pineapple with unripe lemons.
Finish: Earthy cinnamon and white pepper.
Overall: A lovely balance between sweet fruit, herbal notes and earthy spice.
Union Uno is an affordable and approachable mezcal. Its soft smoke and luscious tropical fruit notes make it an excellent choice for introducing newcomers to the mezcal world.
If the person you’re buying for is a fan of the Union Uno, you could also try Montelobos or QuiQuiRiQui.
The literal translation of mezcal is ‘oven-cooked agave’, the only real difference between mezcal and Tequila is that mezcal is not regulated to the 5 states, like Tequila is. It is predominantly made in the southern state of Oaxaca and unlike Tequila it can be made from any type of agave plant native to Mexico, but not blue. It is categorized from blanco, through to extra añejo in the same way Tequila is and has grown massively in popularity recently. The production and ageing, all the way through to the bottling is generally the same as Tequila.
Produced by a group of families who have been growing agave and creating mezcal in the San Baltazar Guelavila region of Oaxaca for generations.
ABOUT THE DISTILLERY
Artisanal production, every step of the process is taken care of by expert artisans, being the 5th generation of Zapotecan mezcal producers. Bringing together producers, friends, places, and now, creative Mexico – the Mexico that shares its values of collaboration. Created with respect for the artisanal production of mezcal.
ABOUT THE LIQUID
Mezcal Union is made with the intent of uniting farmers and producers. Supporting indigenous families through initial investments in order for them to be able to reforest their fields with Agave and improve their palenques (distilleries). Mezcal Union’s mission is to generate progress in Oaxaca.
Agave Espadin, Agave Cirial.