What makes Victorioso mezcal a premium spirit?
Mezcal Vicotrioso is made in the beautiful hills of Oaxaca, in the town of Santiago Matatlán. Oaxaca is lovingly referred to as “The Capital of Mezcal”.
Type of agave
Maestro Mezcalero Eugenio Sernas stresses the importance of the grade of alcohol. Most Mezcal on the market can be found between 38%-42%. This ABV is considered too low and makes it difficult for the real essence of the maguey [agave] to show its characteristics. We always distill to a minimum of 45% ABV to bring out the best flavor.
Other brands are attempt to make mezcal more industrial; by cutting young agave, that is lacking natural sugars; using additives, mixing several batches together, using labs to keep consistency of their juice, or aging mezcal in barrels to change the flavor profile. Victorioso refuses to use any of these tactics, honoring the artisanal traditions and the mystical quality of the plant.
Unlike other brands that use labs to keep consistency and the taste of their products the same, which is contradicting with definition of artisanal mezcal, Victorioso brand stay true to the spirit nature. All our products are outstanding, and every individual batch may have unique tasting notes. (Based on the location where the agave grew and the season when it was produced). Other brands seek higher earnings by turning mezcal to more industrial spirit.