"The rocky arid region of Durango, Mexico is a picture of forgotten time with wild Maguey Cenizo (Agave durangensis) dotting the landscape. Scorpions and owls, symbols of defiance, solitude, and wisdom have colonized this harsh wilderness in much the same way as the agave. It’s here that we distill our Mezcal by roasting the agave in traditional volcanic rock pit ovens. The open fermentation allows the area’s wild yeasts to naturally inoculate the sweet agave mosto. Hints of smoke from the cooking process blend perfectly with the deep agave flavors, striking a balance in our signature Cutwater Mezcal."