Mezcal, an alcohol distilled from the agave plant, is our vehicle of choice for all of our alcohol-based extracts.
We chose Mezcal for its ability to carry, concentrate, and preserve all of the healing properties in our medicinal plant allies and because it’s distilled from the agave plant, mezcal is naturally gluten free, which allows even the most sensitive of celiacs to use our extracts. Additionally, unlike grain alcohol, mezcal does not cause irritation or dryness in the mucous membranes.
Like all of the plants in our products, the agave we used is grown biodynamically and organically, and we process it ourselves to make sure that we have the purest, most effective extracts possible.
Mezcal can be made with over 30 different types of agave, we have chosen the maguey plant for the rich healing history that dates back over 9,000 years. The distillation preserves the vibration of this plant, which has traditionally been used in small doses to improve digestion, increase vitality, reduce tension, and reduce the possibility of infection.*
You can truly witness tradition, handcrafting, man, and land in the process of producing Mezcal...
The Mezcal Process
Cultivating agave to make mezcal is an elaborate process. The plant takes roughly 7 years to mature, in its final years it will produce one flower (really, it’s more of a flower tower) and then typically it will wither with the flowers and die. We catch it after it’s fully mature and before it flowers.
When it is time, we harvest the heart of the Maguey and bury it in an earth pit with volcanic rock. A fire is lit underneath and the volcanic rocks do what they’re good at—they get really, really hot.
After several days of baking, the heart of the Maguey is uncovered, crushed, and fermented in wooden barrels.
Finally, the fermented agave is distilled in copper vessels.
And the final product is a smoky, delicious mezcal.
And yes, this is just the process to get the perfect alcohol for our extracts. For more information about how those are made, you can click here.
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.