Rey Arellanes Angeles, or as some call him, “El Doctor,” is one of the few mezcaleros who produces the spirit with virtually no traces of modernity - the agave is mashed by hand, then distilled in clay pot stills; even though he has the means to buy metal stills and tahonas, he staunchly keeps it old school, insisting that the final product speaks for itself.
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|Spirit Style||Mezcal Ancestral|
|Base Ingredients||100% Agave Espadin|
|Processing||Agave is cooked in an earthen, conical oven fired by guamuche and mesquite wood for five days; the cooked piñas are processed by hand and a wooden mallet|
|Fermentation||Spontaneous fermention in open-top pine tanks for almost two weeks|
|Still Type||Oaxacan clay still over an open flame|
|Distiller||Rey Arellanes Angeles|