Destilado de Agave Tuxca Artesanal
Destilado de Agave, Tuxca Artesanal, Balancan
Balancan Spirits is a line of distinctive and uncertified agave distillates (“destilados de agave”) from all over Mexico. Each release in the collection represents traditional methods endemic to its place of origin. From rawhide fermentation to tree trunk distillation, many of these methods are labor intensive and unique enough that they are simultaneously educational & thrilling while vulnerable & vanishing. In limited batches sourced from tiny rural producers, Balancan endeavors to explore a sense of place and heritage with every bottle – from the land, to the agave, to the hands of the individual artisans.
One of the oldest indigenous agave distillates in Mexico, Tuxca comes from the border regions of Jalisco and Colima. Fermented in earthen pits and distilled using a hybrid still made from a copper pot and a hollow tree trunk grown in the area, this batch of Balancan Tuxca features the classic Jalisco blend of Agave rhodacantha and Agave angustifolia, here referred to as Cimarrón and Lineño, respectively.