Mal Bien Espadin – Morales


Mal Bien Espadin is produced by Lucio Morales Lopez in San Dionisio Ocotepec, Oaxaca. This mezcal smells of roasted meat, ground corn, and pine tar. On the palate, there are notes of leather, caramelized banana, and barley. An earlier batch of this was produced by by Don Juan Hernández Méndez in Santiago Matatlan, Oaxaca.

Since 2016, the Mal Bien team has been traveling Mexico, driving off the map and into mountains filled with treacherous roads, police officers of questionable moral character, feral dogs, indigenous languages, narcos, ancient relics, machete wielding protestors, insect based meals, mudslides, blockades, corrupt politicians, and many of the world’s kindest, funniest, most brilliant people. In addition to some hard to believe stories, they’ve connected with a wide variety of traditional producers, whose mezcal is now bottled and exported under the Mal Bien name.