Very proud to be stocking Lalocura, Mexican owned brand by the legend that is Eduardo Javier Angeles Carreno! Angeles, a name recognized amongst all Mezcal lovers, belonging to that of a family who have produced some of the finest Mezcal for generations in Santa Catarina Minas.
Having produced other Mezcal called Sacapalabras, Eduardo, nicknamed Lalo, has been working on producing his own brand for over 14 years: Lalocura. His focus lies with entirely ancestral production methods and insists on respecting the noble maguey by allowing the pure flavours to be tasted and not to be manipulated through aging. Lalo’s laws are a great way to ensure you’re tasting good Mezcal: minimum 45% ABV, less than 2000l batches, cooked in underground pits and a few others rules too but these I think are certainly the most important to finding good Mezcal!
Lalo also reminds people to follow the producers, not the brands. It’s the art of the Mezcalero that you’re enjoying and so the person who’s created such beauty needs to be honoured by having their name on each bottle.
Production photos are credited to Jonny who wrote an article for MezcalReviews