Pierde Almas Botanical Joven Mezcal (Gin/Mezcal Fusion)


Maestro Mezcalero, Gregorio Velasco y Maestro Destilador Jonathan Barbieri.

Pierde Almas +9 Botanicals is the result of the merging of two great rivers in distilling history: Mezcal & Gin. This amazing New World Gin was created by Jonathan Barbieri, who started experimenting with this conceptual hybrid early in 2011. The botanical ingredients were first smuggled into Mexico from NY in the checked luggage of family and friends who were returning to Oaxaca from the big apple. Later on these same botanicals were sourced locally in Mexico.

 Pierde Almas +9 Botanicals is made from the already world-class Espadín Mezcal and is then rectified with the nine classic botanicals of Gin. It is truly a fusionary first. As a fine sipping gin, Pierde Almas +9 Botanicals unfolds layer by subtle layer across the palate. Instead of the juniper standing out front in the role of lonely soloist, it truly blends with a complex chorus of spices redolent of the orient and Mediterranean Europe. Meanwhile, every note is underscored by the unmistakable earthly flavor of mezcal.

What else sets PIERDE Almas +9 apart?

  • The finish distillation is achieved in a “perfectionist-sized” 100-liter copper pot alembic.

  • Single, micro- batch production of just 200 liters per bottling offers exceptionally nuanced control.

  • First ever Gin based on Agave spirits – in this case, the world acclaimed Pierde Almas Espadín.

  • While most other gin-makers purchase their neutral grain alcohol from suppliers, Pierde Almas starts from scratch, beginning in the fields where it harvests only the finest select Agaves.

  • Pierde Almas insures quality every step of the way, from controlled pit-roasting of the Agave hearts, to 100% natural fermentation in wooden vats relying exclusively upon wild yeasts, through three distillations and the careful selection and balance of 9 legendary botanicals sourced in Mexico. Pierde Almas Botanicals +9 is bottled by hand.

Collections: Gin, Mezcal, Spirits


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