my agave Journey
In 2013, I moved to Mexico City to do a bit of soul searching. I became a dual citizen, refurbished my family's home, and helped recruit teachers with a nonprofit, Enseña por México, where he made a friend from Oaxaca. That friend eventually moved back to Oaxaca, and when I went to visit, he was enamored by the stories and the flavors everywhere they went. Motivated by the desire to share this newfound element of his culture and generating funds to support educational programs in Mexico, he 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!
Bad Hombre Importing
is a proud partner of
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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