La Compañía is a small village in the district of Ejutla, southwest of Oaxaca City in the Valles Centrales Region. The La Soledad distillery is owned and operated by Gregorio Hernandez, along with his sons Valentín and Joel, and is situated on a hilly plateau at an elevation of 5,000 feet above sea level. The steep slopes favor hardy agaves and the struggle to survive in this harsh growing environment comes through in the complexity of their mezcal. Don Gregorio employs a method of distillation that is common in the region of Ejutla, using a single, extended distillation in a modified pot still with a cooling chamber called a refrescador, which contributes to the unique, bold flavor profile.
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Nuestra Soledad is comprised of six distinct mezcals from six different producers located in various regions of Oaxaca, intended to highlight elements of terroir in mezcal production. Oaxaca is one of the most geographically diverse states in Mexico, with a wide variety of microclimates, vegetation, and ecosystems. Nuestra Soledad is made using 100% agave Espadín, cultivated in the remote mountain areas around the Valles Centrales region of Oaxaca, alongside wild vegetation and planted in varying soil types, resulting in an array of flavor profiles. Even more importantly, each mezcalero employs his own methods, often passed down through the generations. Every technique used during production, from cultivation to distillation, impacts the final character of the mezcal. The environmental diversity, combined with the human element of production, result in six unique mezcals, despite all six being made from a single agave variety: Espadín.
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