Beveland enters mezcal categoryBy Nicola Carruthers
Spanish drinks group Beveland Distillers has created its first mezcal brand, called Planta Santa.
Made in Oaxaca, Mexico, Planta Santa comes in three varieties: joven, reposado and añejo. It is made using espadín agave and other grown and wild agaves.
According to Beveland, the name is inspired by the belief that the gods sent down a flash of lighting, which struck an agave plant and made a mezcal sprout.
Planta Santa Joven is described as a ‘young mezcal with the distinct flavour of cooked agave’.
The reposado offering has matured for four months in American oak barrels, while the añejo mezcal has aged for 12 months in the same barrels.
Beveland Spirits produces the Tres Sombreros Tequila line, BV Land liqueurs and Jodphur Gin. BV Land was given a redesign in May 2021.
In March this year, Beveland Distillers unveiled Cuban rum brand Doble 9, comprising four expressions – including a 15-year-old bottling.