$168.99 price per bottle Expert Advice
Tosba is a tiny brand owned by cousins Edgar and Elisandro González, natives of the indigenous Zapotec community of San Cristóbal Lachirioag. Their efforts to revive the region’s mezcal culture as a form of community development and a curb on emigration to the US were documented in the highly recommended 2014 Planet Money story “Can Mezcal Save a Village?” Their mezcal (currently available in three marques – Espadín, Tobalá and Pechuga) is delicious and their process is small, slow and natural. They are actively planting many varieties of maguey on their land (acquired via years of hard work in bars and restaurants in San Jose, CA), ensuring sustainability into the foreseeable future. They are also some of the nicest people you will meet.
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