Crafted using the ancient artisanal method with no electricity, the Espadin and Cuishe 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 – a truly medieval technology.
Lejana y Sola is distilled in the small family owned palenque, Tierra de Tradiciones (Land of Traditions), located in the rustic, beautiful mountainous area, two hours from Oaxaca City called Lachilá. Lejana Y Sola is their first export to the USA.
Lejana Y Sola translates to Afar and Alone. 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. We all struggle through life knowing that eventually we will fall off the horse and die, but a great mezcal helps us focus on the present and enjoy life.