Santo de Piedra Mezcal launches in the UK

19th July, 2017 by Nicola Carruthers

House of Agua Piedra Mezcal & Co has released Santo de Piedra Mezcal in the UK on-trade through a deal with distributor Highball Brands.

Santo de Piedra Mezcal launches in the UK on-trade through UK distributor Highball Brands

Santo de Piedra Mezcal is made using Agave Espadin, which is planted and distilled in the village of San Bartolo Yautepec, located outside of Oaxaca.

The agave plants, which are grown over ten years, are roasted with a house blend of woods that includes black cedar. Once roasted, a traditional pressing method extracts the liquid before being twice distilled in a copper pot still.

Said to be versatile in cocktails, Santo de Piedra Mezcal has a “fruity aroma of peach, apricot and grapefruit”. On the palate, it is described as “exceptionally smooth with a peppery, smokey finish”.

Committed to authenticity, the bottles are handmade on site with recycled glass. Each bottle is numbered and signed, allowing consumers to trace when and where their spirit was made.

“We are extremely pleased to be working with Highball Brands and that they will be introducing us to the UK on-trade for the first time,” said founder and director David Santillán Giles.

“It’s a market we’re keen to establish ourselves in, and their experience and expertise will be integral to this.”

Fabrice Limon, co-founder of Highball Brands, said: “Santo de Piedra Mezcal is a great addition to our portfolio of global brands and we’re looking forward to introducing its unique qualities to the on-trade, its dedication to traditional methods to produce a high-quality product make it second to none.”

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