Palomo Mezcal

Palomo is a 4th generation, family-owned brand that is traditionally made and of the highest quality. Lighter in smoke than others and higher in proof than most, Palomo, packs a flavor punch of cooked agave with citrusy notes that is delicious neat, and exceptional in a cocktail.

Discover the Process

Hear from Carlos, the 3rd-generation distiller, about making their best-in-show, high-quality Palomo Mezcal.

Creating Palomo Mezcal

  1. Harvesting
  2. Cooking/Crushing
  3. Fermentation
  4. Distillation
  5. Aging and Bottling

Agave is harvested locally, near Matatlan, Oaxaca, known as “El Capital del Mezcal del Mundo,” and we always supervise the harvest to get exactly what we want and the jima that we need for the best flavor.

The agave are quartered with axes and cooked underground with hot rocks. We use a little pine and mostly oak wood to heat the rocks. The oak wood is hard and less smokey than most mezcals. Then we cover the whole thing with tarps and more rocks and seal in all the heat and steam to cook for five days.

The cooked agave is chopped with a machete and crushed by a horse-drawn stone tahona.

Fermentation is done naturally. It takes about a week in small wooden tinas, which we have had for many years. The natural yeast lives within the wood and in the whole environment. We include the fibers in the fermentation for a more agave flavor.

We distill twice in copper pot stills with copper caps, using the fiber for the first distillation for a more natural, agave flavor.

Then we bottle ourselves and sometimes age a little Mezcal in used American Oak Barrels. But most of our Mezcal is bottled clear or Joven, without aging.

This is the same way that our grandfather and my mother made Mezcal. Now I am teaching my nieces and nephews, and they are helping us with production.

Try This Recipe!

Quiubo Espresso Martini

.5 oz. Demerara Syrup
.5 oz. Licor 43
.5 oz. Cafe Moka Liqueur
1 oz. Cold Brew Coffee
1 oz. Palomo Mezcal

Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice and shake thoroughly.
Strain and serve in a chilled coup or cocktail glass.
Garnish with espresso beans if you’re fancy.

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