La Jicarita Mezcal: A Celebration of Tradition, Craftsmanship, and Authentic Mexican Flavor

La Jicarita Mezcal: A Celebration of Tradition, Craftsmanship, and Authentic Mexican Flavor

La Jicarita Mezcal, a product of Frijolotes LLC, is a handcrafted small-batch mezcal produced using traditional methods passed down through generations. The spirit import and worldwide distributing company has overcome regulatory and logistical challenges to create a supply chain that reaches the heart of Mexico. This dedication ensures that every bottle of La Jicarita Mezcal is made with the highest quality ingredients and time-honored techniques.

The Founders: Young Jung and Fred Baptista

Young Jung and Fred Baptista, who met in the art department at San Francisco State University in 1997, founded Frijolotes LLC. Their passion for mezcal began in 2006 when they embarked on a 30-day road trip through Mexico with a group of college friends. Eleven years later, after a night of mezcal drinking, the idea for the company was born. Their mission was to bring back a little piece of Mexico’s awesomeness and share it with everyone.

La Jicarita Mezcal: A Testament to Tradition

The founders’ dedication to preserving traditional methods and sharing the authentic taste of Mexico with the world is evident in La Jicarita Mezcal. With a focus on small-batch production and meticulous attention to detail, every bottle of La Jicarita Mezcal is a tribute to Mexico’s rich history and culture.

The Mezcalero: Celso Martinez Lopez

Celso Martinez Lopez, a fourth-generation mezcalero, boasts a family heritage of over a hundred years in mezcal production. His ancestors cooked maguey in oven pits, fermented in rock wells, and distilled in clay pots. Today, his ancestral lands sit on the ridge of “Nueve Puntas,” overlooking his palenque and the town of Santiago Matatlan, known as the capital of mezcal.

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Growing up in a mezcalero family, Celso began learning the craft at a young age. His passion, inherited from his father and grandfather, led him to produce mezcal by the time he was a teenager. His experience and dedication to his craft are evident in every batch of mezcal distilled at his palenque, making it a source of pride and legacy for him and his family.

Discover La Jicarita Mezcal

La Jicarita Mezcal invites you to experience the rich history, craftsmanship, and authentic flavors of Mexico. With every sip, you’ll savor the fruits of tradition and dedication to the art of mezcal making. Join the celebration and share the awesomeness of Mexico with the world.

La Jicarita Mezcal: A Celebration of Tradition, Craftsmanship, and Authentic Mexican Flavor

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