Hacienda de Bañuelos Zacatecas is produced using Blue Weber agave in the state of Zacatecas. Zacatecas is just north of Jalisco with a long history of agave distillation. This mezcal has some similar characteristics to tequila due to its use of Blue Weber agave and steam cooking but the wild fermentation and distinct minerality trait of Zacatecas sets it apart.
The agaves are cooked for 24 hours in a stainless steel autoclave and crushed with a roller mill. Next, it is naturally fermented with wild yeasts and natural spring water; no additives or accelerators are used. It is double distilled in an alembic still.