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Santo de Piedra Mezcal released in the UK

House of Agua Piedra Mezcal & Co has released its Santo de Piedra Mezcal in the UK, through a deal with distributor Highball Brands.

Santo de Piedra Mezcal is made using Agave Espadin which is planted and distilled in the village of San Bartolo Yautepec, located outside of Oaxaca and close to the Pacific Ocean. The agave plants, which are grown over ten years, are roasted with a house blend of woods that includes black cedar. Once roasted, a traditional pressing method extracts the liquid before being twice distilled in a copper pot still.

Committed to authenticity, the bottles are handmade on site with recycled glass. Each bottle is numbered and signed. The House of Agua Piedra Mezcal also supports the local community and set up the Agua Piedra Mezcal for Social Good Foundation. Its aim is to support local businesses to create a sustainable economic environment, whilst also delivering a variety of social impact programs to people living in vulnerable conditions in Oaxaca.

Founder and director David Santillán Giles comments: “We are extremely pleased to be working with Highball Brands and that they will be introducing us to the UK on-trade for the first time. It’s a market we’re keen to establish ourselves in, and their experience and expertise will be integral to this.”

Fabrice Limon, co-founder of Highball Brands, says: “Santo de Piedra Mezcal is a great addition to our portfolio of global brands and we’re looking forward to introducing its unique qualities to the on-trade, its dedication to traditional methods to produce a high-quality product make it second to none.”

10 July 2017 - Sam Coyne The Drinks Report, news editor