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We are La Medida

La Medida mezcals are proud to announce that we are ready to participate in your events and be a part of your story through the flavor and aroma that only our mezcals can offer.

The artisanal work that masters Celso, Valentín and Pánfilo imprint in their masterpieces, that is, their mezcals, makes our distilled spirit unique, full of harmony, patience and passion that can be perceived in every drop that touches your lips.

When you hold a drink of Mezcales La Medida in your hands, you can be certain that the entire transformation process was performed according to the Ten Commandments that rule La Medida:

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1. La Medida mezcals are made by indigenous-farmer hands, in palisades or “palenques”, with 450 years of tradition and culture, always seeking fair trade with priority given to the creators of this distilled spirit.

2. La Medida mezcals are Palisade or “Palenque” Artisanal (Vinata), produced with different types of wild or cultivated magueys in an extraordinary microclimate, which offers a unique scent, aroma and flavor.

3. Our mezcals maintain their balance and complexity according to the height at which they are produced, the type of land, the water used and, most importantly, the care provided by the distiller or “palenquero” from the remote mountains, plains or valleys in the state of Oaxaca, Mexico.

4. The main ingredient in the production of our mezcals are the different maguey pinecones, cooked in an earth furnace using quality water during fermentation. Each maguey has its own essence and spirit that our artisan masters transform with respect and tradition.

5. The maguey used is harvested after 7 to 10 years maturation or more. The pinecones are cooked on hot stones, in an earth hole, covered with maguey fibers, banana leaves or bedrolls (“petates”) and then covered up with soil for 3 or more days.

6. Fermentation is done with its own yeast from maguey bagasse according to the time of the year due to temperature and for a period of 6 days or perhaps more, but that is for nature to decide and the experience of the mezcal master. By doing this we guarantee a product that is 100% organic, natural and artisanal.

7. To obtain the final product, it is distilled twice, in a copper pot bare fire still, tending to its temperature and looking after the flow of liquid at the end of the coil.

8. During the production process of La Medida mezcals, very strict controls are carried out to avoid contamination issues. A Premium mezcal that is balanced in scent, aroma and flavor allows us to assure we are among the best.

9. La Medida mezcals are 100% maguey, white, from different places and a clearly defined alcoholic strength of 45% alc/vol preferably, this is how we guarantee a balance between the elements that make up our mezcals.

10. The productions of La Medida mezcals are unique, identified by batches, avoiding mixing them together to respect the scents, aromas and flavors that define each one resulting from the artisanal-traditional method, and to prevent harming its quality.

A tasting of La Medida mezcal is done little by little, with no rush, in order to discover the scent, aroma and flavor from its distilling place.

“Mezcal is Mystical for its Philosophy and Practical for its Culture”

 

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Espadín
(A. Angustifolia Haw)

Municipality: San Dionisio Ocotepec
District: Tlacolula de Matamoros
Altitude: 1,910 masl

It is the Maguey with the highest distribution. Its maturation occurs between 5 to 7 years; it is cultivate in semi-dry lands, hills and areas where other plants have a hard time growing, which allows it to accumulate nutrients in order to produce high quality mezcal with sweet, citrusy flavors and a high sugar content. We recommend you drink it with spiced foods or alone.

“La Medida mezcals are made by indigenous-farmer hands, in palisades or “palenques”, with 450 years of tradition and culture”.

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Tobalá
(A. potatorum Zucc)

Municipality: San Dionisio Ocotepec
District: Tlacolula de Matamoros
Altitude: 1,910 masl

It is one of the most appreciated wild magueys to produce mezcal in Oaxaca. It produces high quality mezcal due to the amount of aromatic volatile elements it contains. It is worth drinking it as an aperitif before a meal.

“La Medida mezcals are made by indigenous-farmer hands, in palisades or “palenques”, with 450 years of tradition and culture”.

 

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Arroqueño
(Agave americana var oaxacensis)

Municipality: San Dionisio Ocotepec
District: Miahuatlán
Altitude: 1,600 masl

Proud agave endemic to Oaxaca, one of the most long-lived mezcal magueys with a maturation time of 8 to 15 years. It is one of the magueys with the highest sugar content, thus adding very sweet, fruity flavors, ¿can you identify them?

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Bicuishe
(A. Karwinski Zucc)

Municipality: Santiago Matatlán
District: Tlacolula
Altitude: 1,780 masl

A wild maguey highly appreciated as food for its sweetness; it grows rapidly and reaches 3 meters height; its maturation happens in 9 to 10 years. In order to make full use of it, it needs to be cut and allow the pinecone to thicken for a little over a year and a half, so that it can transform into a delicious and sweet mezcal.

“In the production process of mezcals guaranteed by La Medida, there are strict controls to avoid contamination issues, these are Premium Mezcals”

 

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Tepeztate
(Agave marmorata Roetz)

Municipality: San Pedro Totolapan
District: Tlacolula
Altitude: 1,760 masl

This maguey grows as a rosette of 2 to 3 m in diameter with yellow flowers, its maturation occurs after 25 to 30 years and it lives in sunny and rocky hillsides on not too steep slopes and chalky, dry, not too deep soil. Mezcals that come from these magueys are complex, subtle and delicate. People say that the flavors of this mezcal are strong and masculine, what do you think?

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Madrecuishe
(A. Karwinskii)

Municipality: San Luis Amatlán
District: Miahuatlán
Altitude: 1,580 masl

From the dry lands of southern Mexico, this maguey is highly equipped with black thorns along its edges, forming a prodigious living barrier. It adapts well to cultivation and can endure drought and moderate frosts. Its mezcal may serve as an aperitif, to accompany a Mexican meal or as an after-dinner drink; it works great in every occasion.

“Artisanal mezcal from palisades or “palenques” is produced with different types or species of wild or cultivated magueys in an extraordinary microclimate, which offers the consumer unique scents, aromas and flavors”

-------------------------------------- Each maguey has its own personality and spirit that can be perceived through its mezcal, we invite you to experience this journey of flavors and aromas, custom made for you, or as we say in Spanish…. a la MEDIDA.

“Magueys are to mezcal, as grapes are to wine”

Acknowledgments and awards

La Medida Mezcal has received international awards that endorse our work and commitment:

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Silver medal

2017

Berlin Intl Spirits Competition

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Silver medal

2018

San Francisco World Spirits Competition


Certifications

La Medida Mezcal has the certification of several national and international organizations that give validity to our products and production processes:

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Certificate

2018

Regulatory Council of the Mezcal

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Certificate

2018

Organic - SAGARPA México

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Certificate

2018

USDA US - Organic

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Certificate

2018

Organic Mayacert

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Certificate

2018

Forest Stewardship Council

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Certificate

2018

Sustainable Forests

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Certificate

2018

US Food and Drug Administration