Los Danzantes & Alipus
Location: Oaxaca, Mexico
About Los Danzantes & Alipus
Los Danzantes is a restaurant group that owns the famous mezcalería - Corazón de Maguey ("heart of the maguey") - in the bustling neighbourhood of Coyoacán, Mexico City.
With a superb food menu they also stock an excellent selection of hand crafted Mezcals and in 1997 the group decided to purchase a palenque, or distillery, in Santiago Matatlán, in the state of Oaxaca, south-west Mexico, and began making their own brand of mezcals including Alipus.
Los Danzantes: These hand crafted Mezcals, distilled in copper potstills are produced by Master distiller Joel Antonio Cruz Jr. from the Espadin agave in the region of Santiago Matatlan, Tlacolula, Oaxaca.
Alipus: These mezcals are 100% agave produced in remote pueblos in Oaxaca’s noted Mezcal region, via craft production from artisanal family distilleries. The agaves are wood-roasted in palenques (conical below-ground ovens), with the juice extracted by slow stone-milling (tahona). Fermentation takes place with native yeasts in open wood vats and is double-distilled in small wood fire copper potstills.