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TOBALA

SIGHT. Crystalline, limpid with silver-green nuances. Suitable pearlescent when served. An average density it’s appreciated at the time the liquid oscillates in the goblet.

SMELL. Honey and citrus fruits fragrance. Great aromatic presence of mature tropical fruit with light notes of red pepper and olives.

TASTE. Creamy on the palate, great presence of notes of green olives, dry in the mouth. Persistent aftertaste with presence notes of red pepper and olives.

PAIRING. As an aperitif served with Charcuterie, grilled white meats and soft cheeses.

HOW TO DRINK IT. Alone with orange supreme and worm salt.

MAGUEY: TOBALA
VILLAGE: SAN JUAN DEL RIO
AGE OF AGAVE: 10-12 YEARS
ALTITUDE: 1780 M.A.S.L.
OVEN: EARTH+RIVER ROCKS 120 HRS
GRIND: TAHONA, CANTERA ROSA
WATER: MOUNTAIN SPRING
FERMENTATION: WILD YEAST. OCOTE VATS
DOUBLE DISTILLATION: COPPER STILL

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Bad Ideas lead to amazing adventure.

How It All Started

Our Founder Marcos Mendoza and his Bad Idea led us to Oaxaca.

Our mezcal embraces the adventure and artisanal spirit of those who had the courage to follow their passions.

Mala Idea Mezcal (translated “Bad Idea”) is a celebration to all of the men and women who have followed their passions regardless of the risks and challenges they present.

We at Mala Idea live by this spirit, we are adventurers, seekers of the very best agaves wherever they are, and however challenging it might be to source them. Some may say it is a “bad idea” to go through this much effort to find these agaves, but we are committed to producing the best Mezcal made with only the ripest and most mature agaves. From semi-cultivated/wild Espadin to the truly wild agaves such as Tobala, Cuishe, and Tepextate, wehandcraft our Mezcal in micro batches to ensure the absolute best quality and best tasting Mezcal on the market.

Mezcal Mala Idea creates their Mezcal how it has been done for 400 years. We roast our piñas in an earthen oven, removing them at the exact right moment. We crush the cooked agaves with a 1.5 ton tahona wheel pulled by our horse, and implement an open-air fermentation process that utilizes ambient wild yeasts for 90-118 hours. We then double and triple distill the spirit in our vintage copper stills to create the most refined, flavorful and balanced Mezcal available. A truly mystical and seductive experience for all of us at Mala Idea. This is what’s in our bottle! The native spirit of Mexico, and the heart and soul of Oaxaca!

Bad Ideas lead to amazing adventure.

How It All Started

Our Founder Marcos Mendoza and his Bad Idea led us to Oaxaca.

Our mezcal embraces the adventure and artisanal spirit of those who had the courage to follow their passions.

Mala Idea Mezcal (translated “Bad Idea”) is a celebration to all of the men and women who have followed their passions regardless of the risks and challenges they present.

We at Mala Idea live by this spirit, we are adventurers, seekers of the very best agaves wherever they are, and however challenging it might be to source them. Some may say it is a “bad idea” to go through this much effort to find these agaves, but we are committed to producing the best Mezcal made with only the ripest and most mature agaves. From semi-cultivated/wild Espadin to the truly wild agaves such as Tobala, Cuishe, and Tepextate, wehandcraft our Mezcal in micro batches to ensure the absolute best quality and best tasting Mezcal on the market.

Mezcal Mala Idea creates their Mezcal how it has been done for 400 years. We roast our piñas in an earthen oven, removing them at the exact right moment. We crush the cooked agaves with a 1.5 ton tahona wheel pulled by our horse, and implement an open-air fermentation process that utilizes ambient wild yeasts for 90-118 hours. We then double and triple distill the spirit in our vintage copper stills to create the most refined, flavorful and balanced Mezcal available. A truly mystical and seductive experience for all of us at Mala Idea. This is what’s in our bottle! The native spirit of Mexico, and the heart and soul of Oaxaca!

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