Comprised of 90% Espadín and 10% Barril agaves, this mezcal is delightfully mild, floral and fruity (pineapple, banana). Banhez Ensamble is perfect for first-time mezcal tasters and wonderful for cocktail innovation.
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What's in it
- Espadin Agave
- Barril Agave
The flavours of Banhez Ensemble Mezcal can be best enjoyed in a Mezcal Margarita. To make your own combine Banhez Ensemble Mezcal, an orange liqueur, and lime juice.Back to shop
When you smell Banhez Ensamble you’ll experience a mild earthy and smoky aroma that is a backdrop to a variety of beautiful fruity, peppery notes.
When you taste Banhez Ensamble, you’ll notice a sweet and dry spirit with a round body. Flavours of banana, pineapple and pepper will dance on your palate.
The city of Ejutla is found in the central valleys of Oaxaca, Mexico. While its name means "place of abundant green beans,” Ejutla is known for much more than that, with a rich history of mezcal culture. While it may be small, the communities come together, working in harmony and creating something special for the world to enjoy.
Banhez Ensemble is a sustainable blend of cultivated agave (90% Espadin, 10% Barril). A percentage of mezcal from each family is sourced and blended to create a consistent, affordable spirit. This gives members of the co-op sustainable income and prevents the over-harvesting of agaves. For every cultivated agave we harvest, we plant 3 more. The delicate cycle of Mezcal only works if we are dedicated to these plants and the people who care for them.
Tender Love and Care
The families who plant the agave have known this land for centuries and take great care to ensure the fields are natural and grown organically. When ready, the piñas of the agaves are roasted in an underground oven for 4-7 days, loaded with local white oak wood and local river stones.They are then broken down into smaller pieces by hand and placed into the base of the Tahona drawn by horse, cow or mule. In large pine vats called Tinas, they are then fermented for 5 - 7 days. Under the guidance of a talented maestro/a, the distillation process begins in an alembique before it is bottled, and shipped off around the world.
The Brains Behind It
Francisco Javier Perez Cruz
Knowing first-hand what it meant to leave family behind in search of work, founder Francisco Javier Perez Cruz made it his mission to keep the hard-working families together and devise a way for them to work towards a common goal. Working alongside his mother and brother over several years, he went from Treasurer of Ejutla to Mayor, and was eventually elected president of the National Mezcal Council, and helped unite his home of Ejutla, Oaxaca, Mexico. There are now 36 farming families behind the Banhez Cooperative are changing this, improving lives now and for generations to come.More on the Brand