Lejana y Sola is an ensemble of Espadin and the rare, wild Cuishe Agave that grows in the mountainside hills of Oaxaca. Striking a beautiful balance of light smoke and sweet agave fruit, the mezcal is at once earthy, spicy and subtly musky with a lingering finish.
Distilled in a small family owned palenque in Lachilá, Oaxaca, we use the ancient artisanal method to craft our mezcal using no electricity.
The agaves are roasted over oak in a stone-lined fire pit, crushed by a horse drawn tahona, fermented in wooden tanks and double distilled in a copper alambique.
We use a harmonious blend of two agave types to enhance the flavor and complexity of the mezcal. The Espadin balances the intriguing depth of aromas of the rare, wild Cuishe agave, to create a mezcal that is at once inviting and complex with subtle flavors of smoke, earth and the sweet agave fruit.
Inspired by a line from a famous poem by Andalusian poet Federico Lorca called Il Canción del Jinete (The Horseman’s Song) about a lone horseman who rides toward Cordoba knowing that he will expire before he reaches the city.
Espadin & Cuishe