MEZCAL REVIEW: Mezcales de Leyenda San Luis Potosi

Mezcales de Leyenda are a very proud group who celebrate local mezcal producing communities. They specialize in mezcales that are not from the typical states of Oaxaca and Guerrero, pushing other less smoky flavors forward.

Maestro Mezcalero Juan Jose Hernandez, maker of Leyenda's San Luis Potosi, comes from a line of producers that have been crafting mezcal for over 100 years. The rocky and arid plateau of San Luis Potosi are ideal for the salmiana plant to thrive, taking 7-10 years to mature. The agaves are cooked for 48 hours in a clay oven, fermented for five days and then distilled in copper stills. 

Fresh pineapple notes and jasmine flower on the finish, Leyenda SLP is a nice bottle to have on hand to truly explore the complexities of agave varieties. The bottle is heavy glass with a traditional cork and an all-around wrapped label listing the fair trade and organic certified logos.


State: San Luis Potosi

Town: Santa Isabel

Agave: Salmiana

Price: $$

Style: Joven

Distillation: Copper

ABV: 42%

Release year: 2017


Agave Salmiana