Pal’alma is the export brand for Almamezcalera, the bottling label from Mexico City’s notorious “Indiana Jones of Agave”, Erick Rodriguez. Equal parts historian and adventurer, Erick travels to remote production sites all over Mexico.
Deeply committed to local traditions and rooted in rustic ingenuity, Erick’s collaborators are all bona fide local legends in their own right. Working with just a single mezcalero per state, including several states (such as Nuevo León and Sonora) not currently acknowledged under the “Mezcal” Denomination of Origin, Erick bottles tiny batches of truly thrilling, uncertified agave distillates. His selections are presented at his small, appointment-only tasting room and as exclusive batches at iconic venues like Omar Hernandez Gallery in Oaxaca and Pujol in Mexico City.
Coveted by mezcal aficionados around the world, Erick’s spirits have previously only been available to consumers by meeting with him directly. We are honored and excited to help bring his aguardientes de agave to a wider audience!
Maestro Mezcaleros: Maria Perez & son Jesus Pedraza Perez
Produced in Michoacán, Mexico
Varietal: 100% Penca Ancha (A. cupreata)
Production: Cooked in a conical earthen oven & milled by hand with axe
Fermented in a cubical masonry pit with 10–15 liters pulque per batch
Distilled twice using a hybrid ‘Filipino style’ copper pot & wooden tree trunk still
Tasting Notes: Compelling combination of notes including basil leaf, canned pineapple, nopal cactus, blue cheese, green peppercorn, green cardamom, fennel, and diesel/petrol
50% ABV (alcohol will vary from batch to batch)