Mal de Amor is located in “Santiago Matatlán, Oaxaca, Mexico” and is completely family owned. It is not just a distillery; on the grounds the Hernandez family runs an authentic Oaxacan style restaurant on the main road departing Oaxaca Centro.
The agave used for production at Mal de Amor comes from a variety of different lands in Oaxaca which allows for a rich diversity in expressions to include different terroir. Portions of the family owned land is used to maintain the sustainability of agave for future generations.
The Maestro Mezcalero is Armando Hernandez. Armando is a 3rd generation Maestro Mezcalero. He grew up making mezcal with his father, learning the techniques handed down from his grandfather. Armando and his family are native Oaxacan people known as Zapotec.
Rarely imported to the US, Mal de Amor has been cultivating this agave to sustain its future. It has taken 15-18 years to mature. With a slightly longer roasting time (5 days) and rested 3-6 months in glass. Bottled at 46% alc.
This expression, bottled at 45% abv, is Light and fruity, teasing the palate with gentle smoke and drawing you in for the next taste.