Mezcal has been described as the purest spirit on the planet – it is made by hand and cooked in the earth with age-old methods passed on by generations of mezcaleros (distillers). Our venture encompasses three years of traveling to Mexico, delving into to the Oaxacan culture and meeting with mezcaleros to finalize our perfect mezcal recipe. Vicio Mezcal is smooth with a floral nose. It goes down like lightning, yet it is soft, harmonious and enveloping.
Vicio Mezcal wears an illustration of the axolotl, a Mexican salamander made famous in a short story by Julio Cortazar…The design of the bottle’s label was hand-drawn by the son of one of the mezcaleros that distills Vicio.
The process of creating it started some four years ago when the team traveled to Mexico. They explored different distilleries and met with a few different families that have made this product for generations. They taste tested their way around Southern Mexico and eventually fell in love with one particular farm/family with whom they’ve entrusted specific instructions on the flavor profile that they were looking for. They’ve got an engineer down there that oversees quality control and makes sure the batches achieve the particular flavor profile they’ve designated. They’ve also got their own special ingredient that they added to the traditional recipe while still maintaining the integrity of the product.
Vicio Mezcal is 48% ABV with a floral nose, smooth mouthfeel and smoky finish that’s best enjoyed neat in a rocks glass or a tumbler. - See more here.