Vago Espadin en Barro Tio Rey Mezcal
Vago Espadin en Barro is made by Salomon "Tio Rey" Rodriguez in Sola de Vega, which is an area that is steeped in history of clay pot distillation. In true artisanal fashion, Tio Rey hand mashes the roasted agave and distills each batch in small clay pots. The batches of this mezcal are much smaller than the regular copper-still distillation Espadin releases that Vago puts out. The smell and taste of clay is highly evident in this mezcal.
This batch of 588 liters was distilled in February of 2020 and is bottled at 49.6% abv.