My trip to Oaxaca, Mexico.  This post contains street photography from Oaxaca, agave fields, and the ins and outs of the production of mezcal, which is an alcohol derived from the agave plant and produced to be 100% of agave, unlike that tequila shit and all of its extra additives, and its shitty flavor…Mezcal is as pure as it gets, from its production to the culture behind it….Images contain street photography (thrown in here and there), enjoying mezcal in the hills, on the agave farms, and then continuing to an invited dinner at a house that is non describable in words (vintage/spotless items from all over), going to Luis’s(genius when it comes to mezcal) in Sola de Vega, enjoying more mezcal, and of course, the factory, along with production of this fine spirit outta Mexico, Mezcal….Enjoy (long edit ahead)

The River…

Drinking in the fields…

Sweet little lunch at a house stockpiled with vintage articles, everywhere, lookin brand new…it was good food, but damn it was spicy.  Couple of selects from the house.

Production, the real beauty…

Conical pit (earth pit), containing limestone (river rocks) that will cook the agave.  Some guys also like to add a bit of mesquite or a lot depending on their preference of that smokey flavor for the mezcal.

After cooked, it is then crushed in a tahona…Horse drawn mill with giant stone wheel, crushes the cooked agave into mash.

After crushed into the mash, fermentation process is next, followed by the distillation process, once through copper, once through steel ( getting the most of the sugar and other impurities produced from cooking the agave and it caramelizing)….Get it as pure as can be…100% agave.

Final product…

And your photographer bored as shit one night, thanks for checking out the images…next project is a ?, actually more of a surprise. Adios from Central America.


3 responses

  1. Dig the pouring shot.

    November 30, 2012 at 9:38 pm

  2. Elizabeth Hagen

    You’re getting really good, Aram. Nice shots!

    December 4, 2012 at 2:27 pm

    • aramdulgarian

      Thanks baby

      December 5, 2012 at 6:41 pm

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