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Madre is an artisanal mezcal, made by hand in the rolling hills of the Oaxacan Sierra.
Watching over the land for centuries, our mezcaleros started distilling the spirit of mezcal for the intent of personal guidance and celebration.
They would like to share that spirit with respect and gratitude.
STORY
MEZCALEROS
EDUCATION
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STORY
It’s said that some of the best mezcal in Oaxaca can be found in reused plastic bottles bought from palenques on otherwise empty dirt roads. These are the dirt roads Madre’s founders set down when they met Jose, Madre’s original and current producer.
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True to tradition, plastic bottles of what would become Madre were brought over the border, making their way to bartenders in Brooklyn, who found creative uses for this mezcal that was less smoky than other available options.
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In the past years, Madre has graduated from plastic bottles to hand-poured glass, from the bartender’s secret stash to the top of the cocktail menu, and from a handful of bottles tucked in luggage into a product shared by friends across America and parts of Europe.
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MEZCALEROS
Using processes passed as family secrets through generations, Mezcal Artesanal is truly handmade. With commitment to heritage and quality, many families expand very slowly, if at all. As Madre grows, each supplier has grown with us. Producing only as much as they feel comfortable. Each family supplies a different expression of mezcal, blended into the different Madre products.
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Jose Garcia Morales and family have been making mezcal in San Dionisio for generations, and were Madre's original partners. Together we have grown. Jose, Nicholas, and their family continue to provide Madre with Espadin and Cuishe that go into Madre Ensamble.
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Carlos Blas and family are based in Matatlan, started making mezcal in 1930 and remain a family owned business to this day. Carlos and his team produce Madre Espadin, which is the same mezcal used in Madre Desert Water.
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Based Miahuatlan, Natalio Vasquez was a handsome cowboy with a sharp mustache. He also made incredible mezcal before he lost his life for community organizing. His family continues to make mezcal despite their loss, and they continue to be part of the Madre family, producing cuishe used in Madre Ensamble.
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EDUCATION
Madre created the Institute for Mezcal Learning as an offering to the world to broaden understanding of the spirit we love. The multi-course program, offered through a unique Instagram profile, allows anybody to learn about mezcal in a fun and engaging way. While this program is not the deepest dive into mezcal education, it is a great starting point, offering information in an accessible format. Explore on Instagram at @mezcal.learning
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