Made by the Contreras family in Rancho Tepúa, Aconchi, Sonora. Produced in the Sonoran Sierra Madre Mountain Range for more than 300 years. Bacanora was banned for 77 years (1915 - 1992) due to Prohibition. Hidden from the public eye but refusing to disappear thereby becoming a clandestine activity, and with time a symbol of regionalism and identity.
Did you Know? - The distillation of Bacanora was illegal until 1992, being bootlegged by vinateros for many generations. Since 2000 Bacanora has been issued with an origin denomination bill by the Mexican government. This means that only mezcal produced by the agave variety grown in the Sonora municipalities can legally be called Bacanora.
• Origin-Rancho Tepua, Aconchi, Sonora, Mexico
• Maestro Bacanorero- Roberto Contreras
• Agave- 100% Agave Angustifolia Pacifica
• Oven- mesquite roasted underground for 36 hours
• Water for fermentation- Rancho Tepua natural spring water
• Fermentation- wild yeast in stainless steel vats for 8-10 days
• Type of still- Arabic alembic with stainless steel pot and copper condenser
• Distillations- two
Spirit Type: Bacanora