Alipus started out as a social project to show the world the rich variety of producers and agave. All from Oxoaca, there are 8 families producing mezcal all using traditional techniques and methods, which showcases the agave and the terroir of the land. San Juan del Rio is a 100% Esapadin mezcal grown in poor soil, so the agave has had to work hard to get the nutrients it needs. The results are a mezcal with lots of minerality. The nose is complex with herbs, vegetal and roasted notes. The palate is again herbal and chalky, with roasted agave. The smoky finish has a drop of menthol. Great sipped neat or in a smoky cocktail.