Santa María Zoquitlán

Nuestra Soledad

Santa María Zoquitlán is a village of roughly 1,600 people, located southeast of Oaxaca de Juárez in the Valles Centrales Region. The area is verdant due to the jade-green Zoquitlán River that winds through the valley floor, making the area rich for cultivating a wide variety of sustaining crops. Ignacio Parada, known as Don Chucho, along with his son José, harvest wild and semi-cultivated agaves in the mountains with their multi-colored soils directly behind their palenque. Don ChuCho was the first mezcalero to join the Casa Cortés collective of producers in 2007. Today, he is proud to be passing along his craft to the next generation as he works side-by-side with his son to produce mezcals for Nuestra Soledad and El Jolgorio.

Palenque (Distillery) Zoqui
Region Santa María Zoquitlán, Tlacolula
Maestro Mezcalero (Master Distiller) Jose Parada Valera
Agave 100% Espadín
ABV 46%
Tasting Notes Lemon zest, red pepper, tropical fruit and smoked game greet the nose with a big, creamy and complex palate featuring honeysuckle and sandalwood. The exotic finish is long and nuanced with lychee, stone fruit and savory herbs.