Meaning "lost souls", is high quality, small batch mezcal produced in the southern Mexican state of Oaxaca.
The recipe for this exceptional mezcal has been passed down through generations of the Sanchez Altamirano family, who operates their small distillery in the hilltop village of San Balthazar. Created with complete respect for the environment, the plantations are pesticide and fertilizer free, and the agave is fermented naturally without the use of chemicals.
Consistency and uniformity is not important to Pierde Almas - every handmade batch is a like a work of art and can differ every time. It is bottled directly from the still, and the label is printed by hand on 100% lye and acid free paper, derived from fibers indigenous to the region.
Although this brand is not certified organic by the USDA, Pierde Almas follows local organic practices to create this mezcal.
Mezcal is made from harvested agave plants. Once harvested, the leaves are removed from the heart or pina. The pina is then cooked or baked in an underground pit-oven with hot rocks over the course of several days.
Following the baking process, the pina is then crushed or mashed up and placed into large vats or barrels where it will be allowed to ferment.
Finally Pierde Almas Mezcal will be distilled between 2 and 3 times.
Each individual Pierde Almas Mezcal is made differently resulting in very different products.