Our agave Journey
Deep in the Oaxacan highlands back in 2017, we stood amidst towering agave plants as we began to understand the culture and history of artisanal mezcal production in Mexico. Motivated by the idea of preserving indigenous Mexican traditions and generating funds to provide services for return-migrants in Mexico, we created Bad Hombre Importing.
Bad Hombre Importing sources ethically produced agave spirits for both local and high-end retailers.
We work exclusively with suppliers committed to providing fair living wages and sustainable agave harvesting. Our team believes in an education-first approach to sales, so the unique stories of our partners and their spirits are center stage. Our accounts thrive by bringing these ancient spirits to life for their conscious consumers.
Bad Hombre Importing works to empower producers with control and scalability by integrating the gusto historico and traditional mezcal production practices with a knowledgable approach to marketing and distribution in one streamlined solution.
Each of our product offerings respects the methods, magueyes, and volumes historically seen in its respective region. We believe that education is the key to maintaining the integrity and sustainability of traditional mezcal production. Similarly, we see it as a viable path for integrating generations new and old.
Enjoy with respect. A tu salud!
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Agua del sol
Destilado de agave
The AGUA DEL SOL project arose from a meeting of master mezcaleros at the Mezcaleria CUISH. Bottled as a Destilado de Agave, Agua del Sol maintains tradition and abides by gusto historico, or local proofing, not bound by these regulations. We make heritage agave spirits accessible to local Mexican communities once more by reserving portions of every batch for domestic consumption, sold in five and ten-liter handmade garrafones.
Each expression is produced in the traditional fashion, using a tahona mill, then naturally fermented in sabino wood vats, and twice distilled in copper alembic stills.
AGUA DEL SOL TOBASICHE (IV/2019) was produced from 100% Agave Karwinskii by Maestra Mezcalera Berta Vásquez. This 300-liter batch was yielded in April 2019 at her palenque in San Baltazar Chichicápam, Oaxaca. This unique distillate layers bright notes of citrus and pine. ABV: 46%
AGUA DEL SOL MEXICANO (V/2020) is produced from 100% Agave Rhodacantha by Maestro Mezcalero Francisco García León and his son Raúl. Their palenque located in San Guillermo Miahuatlán, Oaxaca, utilizes both refrescaderas, or stainless steel cooling cylinders, and a bull-drawn tahona mill. This batch of nearly 600 liters was distilled in May 2020 and offers a smooth balance of sweet and spicy floral notes. ABV 49%
AGUA DEL SOL ESPADÍN (V/2020) is produced from 100% Agave Angustifolia by Maestro Mezcalero Pedro García Sernas. This batch of only 275 liters was produced in May 2020 at his palenque in Santiago Matatlán, Oaxaca. This sipping Espadín blends sweet and savory notes with hints of vanilla bean on the nose, roasted agave on the palate, and a smoky finish. ABV: 48%
AGUA DEL SOL BICUISHE (IX/2020) is produced from 100% Agave Karwinskii by Maestro Mezcalero Macario Ríos. This batch of only 260 liters was produced in September 2020 at his palenque in Miahuatlán de Porfirio Díaz, Oaxaca. This distillate is unmistakably floral on the nose, followed by a robust sweetness on the palate and a light tough of smoke. ABV: 46%
AGUA DEL SOL TOBALÁ (X/2020) is produced from 100% Agave Potatorum by Maestra Mezcalera Berta Vásquez. This batch of just 90 liters was produced in October 2020 at her palenque in San Baltazar Chichicápam, Oaxaca. This unique bottling has a sweet funky aroma, expresses light vegetal notes on the palate, and finished with a well-balanced salinity. ABV: 45%
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APRENDIZ Mezcal Artesanal was created for aspiring mezcal connoisseurs and curious beings wishing to embark on the journey of traditional agave spirits. It is produced by Maestro Isaías Martínez and his family in San Juan del Río, Oaxaca, using 100% agave.
Full-bodied and smooth, the Espadín (A. Angustifolia) is the perfect mezcal for cocktails, delicate on the palate with a hint of sweet smoke, herbal notes, and a deep roasted agave finish. ABV: 40%
The Aprendiz Ensamble is a special blend of Espadin and Tepextate (A. Marmorata), introducing the mezcal apprentice to the world of flavors from wild agaves. ABV: 45%
TÍO PESCA Mezcal transports us to the past through four varieties of agave that are endemic to Oaxaca: Arroqueño, Coyote, Mexicano, and Tobalá. All four are manually crushed and twice distilled in clay pot stills by Fernando Damián Mitra and his family in Sola de Vega, Oaxaca. ABV: 47%
TÍO PESCA ARROQUEÑO is produced from 100% Agave Americana. Majestically sweet and spiced, this mezcal delivers the legacy of a potent land. Ideal for sipping and reflecting.
TÍO PESCA COYOTE is produced from 100% Agave Americana. This mezcal is deep and herbal on the palate, with a subtle scent of minerals on the nose and a semi-dry finish.
TÍO PESCA MEXICANO is produced from 100% Agave Rhodacantha. Fresh and zesty, this mezcal is fruit-forward on the nose, with light notes of citrus and a floral after-taste.
TÍO PESCA TOBALÁ is produced from 100% Agave Potatorum. Earthy and rich, this mezcal is ideal for those prepared for a journey into the world of wild agave spirits.
Pescador de sueños
PESCADOR DE SUEÑOS Mezcal presents unique collections of select mezcales in hope of rescuing the mysticism and folklore of this ancient Mexican tradition. In order to preserve flavors and properties that the agave have developed throughout their life, each destined batch is matured in glass at least a year inside rooms with controlled temperature and light.
PESCADOR DE SUEÑOS PECHUGA is made by maestro mezcalero Félix Ángeles Arellanes in Santa Catarina Minas, Oaxaca. This expression is triple-distilled in clay pot stills with 100% agave Angustifolia and a raw creole chicken breast and seasonal fruit used in the final distillation. ABV: 48%
PESCADOR DE SUEÑOS CUISHE is made by maestro mezcalero Leoncio Santiago Hernandez, whose palenque is located on the outskirts of Santiago Matatlán, Oaxaca. Using copper alembic stills, his 100% maguey Cuishe is found in a region known as the “Mezcal Capital of the World.” ABV: 49%
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