Empirical "Ayuuk" Spirit
Like a liquid hike through the Sierra Norte Mountains, Ayuuk attempts to share the flavor of the landscape, the stories of the Mixe farmers, and the hard work they invest into preserving the tradition of the Pasilla Mixe Chili.
The smoky Pasilla Mixe chili is the sole botanical and the source of all the complexity in Ayuuk. We source it directly from Mixe farmers in the mountains of Oaxaca, Mexico, and macerate it in a spirit made from Danish heritage purple wheat and pilsner malt. After distillation the best fractions are rested in a sherry Oloroso cask, allowing the flavors to infuse and mature with each other, giving a smooth, distinct and savory finish. Bottled at 43% abv.