Mestizo Anejo is aged for 16 months in oak barrels, which is four months longer than what is required to call a mezcal an anejo. The additional months in the barrel give this mezcal a unique caramel flavor that compliments the agave Espadin perfectly, resulting in a sweet, smooth flavor that stays long on the tongue. This mezcal won the Double Gold Medal at the 13th Annual San Francisco World Spirits Competition in 2013.
The name Mestizo is a one-word description of how mezcal was created. Mestizo originates from the Latin mixticĭus, meaning mixed, and was used by the Spanish to refer to the mixing of the European and indigenous Mexican people. Mezcal is a fusion between the ancient beverage mexcalli, produced by the indigenous tribes of Mexico, and the alambique distillation process introduced to the Spanish by the Moors and subsequently brought by the Spanish to the indigenous civilization of the American colonies. Mezcal is thus the first Mestizo spirit of America. The Mestizo brand has the good fortune of being NOM 002X, meaning that it was the second distillery registered for the production of mezcal.