UNION MEZCAL UNO JOVEN 40% 750ML
Brand: Union Mezcal
Mezcalero: Jorge Aaron Mendez Cortes, Pedro Hernandez
Maguey: Barril, Cirial, Espadin
Agave: Angustifolia, Karwinskii
Style: Blend, Ensamble, Joven
Town: San Baltazar Guélavila
Age of plant: 8-20 years
About this mezcal
Mezcal Unión Uno uses farm-grown maguey Espadin and wild maguey Cirial. This agave is cut and roasted for four days. The families that produce Union have several generations experience as their main craft. Union uses a collection of different producer-families in the region to produce their bottles. Earlier batches of Union Uno contained a third maguey: Barril.
Union is one of the most commonly found mezcals for cocktails in the US and Mexico. Their story says that when starting the company, an old man told them that the future of mezcal would be based on a UNIÓN. That's how they named the company, and that's how they decided to make a mezcal that featured different producer families. Though Pedro Hernandez is their master mezcalero, each bottle is produced by a union of Oaxacan families. There may be slight variations of flavor from batch to batch, but not much, as they are now using a Solera process to ensure better consistency. In February of 2017, Mezcal Union signed a distribution agreement with Diageo. The agreement keeps the ownership of Union in the hands of its founders, while opening the doors to a wider distribution network.