Our first featured producer from the Sola de Vega region of Oaxaca, Noé García Olivera and his wife Florencia, along with two of their eleven children and four of their grandchildren, live and work together in San Juan Bautista, a small town of 250 people about 2.5 hours south of Oaxaca Centro. Noé’s home and palenque sit on a stunning piece of land which stretches across 15 acres, with 360 degree views of the surrounding mountains. His property sprinkled with gourds and seeds left out to dry, Noé and his family consider themselves farmers first and foremost, and mezcaleros second. They only produce about 3 – 4 batches of mezcal a year and they believe in doing things the artisanal way, using clay pots because, “it tastes better”.
|Still used:||Clay pot|
|Spirits typically on hand:||Espadín, Sierra Negra (during dry season), Tobala|
|Our favorites:||Coyote, Jabalí|
|Maguey grown and harvested:||Espadín, Arroqueño, Sierra Negra, Coyote, Tobala|
|Phone number (son, Rubén):||+52 951 586 7882|
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