The art of mezcal reaches back through the centuries to the first Spanish in Mexico. We choose to rigorously follow those traditions of our ancestors and keep Wahaka rooted in the ancient. There are certainly easier ways and there are compromises that might go unnoticed. Instead, we insist our mezcal be handmade as our ancestors intended–cooked in earthen pits, crushed under a millstone, and fermented in open-air vats. When it comes to authentic mezcal, we believe the old world is still the best world.
Walk around our palenque and you'll notice something peculiar. There's no machinery, no industrial equipment, no hint of mass production. Instead, it's simple tools. An axe, a pitchfork, a clay still heated by a wood-fired oven. Not everyone will understand why we stick to the old ways, but it's this simplicity that wins us the devotion of those who love artisanal mezcal.