El Rey Zapoteco- El Rey Matatln

Two favorites of ours. One reason is our friend and guide for the day, Miguel, introduced us to two spectacular markets and palenques 1) El Rey Zapoteco Fabrica de Mezcal and 2) El Rey Matatln. Two different locations, two different brands with lots of variety and selections but maybe one in the same producers and distributers of excellent Mezcal. I should've taken better notes but I was into tasting not writing. Both were the real deal so I've combined them both into one post.

For someone soaking up as much knowledge about the production and distilling of agave as I am I especially enjoyed the live agave gardens and displays. I can now identify the different agaves used in Mezcal production a little better because of them - had I taken notes that would've been even better. Enjoy!





Caution: It's said 'for everything there is Mezcal' but we add 'except for one thing' - getting drunk. Please drink responsibly. The most accurate and dependable book on living life at its fullest says 'wine (or Mezcal) makes the heart rejoice' and 'makes life enjoyable' (Ps 104:15; Ec 10:19) but overindulgence can certainly lead to harm (Pr 23:29-31)! If you drink at all please drink in moderation! (Quotes from NWT)