FIRE, ROCK & EArth



That's all it takes.

Espadin agave are hand-harvested on the steep slopes of the Oaxacan Sierra. The agave hearts are buried in an earthen pit where they slowly roast over hot rocks. The agave are then crushed by a mechanical limestone tahona, fermented with only native yeast, and expertly distilled. The byproducts of the distillation are then up-cycled into adobe bricks to rebuild earthquake damaged homes.

Sombra Mezcal is a truly handcrafted spirit that respects the traditions of Oaxaca, while elevating production methods to be sustainable and responsible for the local environment and local economy.


  • te
    divierte

    HAVE FUN




  • sigue
    aprendiendo

    KEEP LEARNING




  • ama
    la tierra

    LOVE THE EARTH




sombrA EspAdin



Sombra is an artesenal 100% Espadin agave mezcal handcrafted in Santiago Matatalan, Oaxaca, Mexico.Sombra is one of the few mezcal brands that owns and operates its own palenque (distillery), which ensures consistent quality and eco-friendly production methods. Each step of production, from fermentation to distillation, has been reimagined to reduce its environmental impact.


TASTING NOTES:
A spicy, fruity & smoky nose with a high note of citrus. It is smooth & warming to the palate, with a clean and fruit driven finish.



sombrA EnsAmblE



Sombra Ensamble is a limited edition blend of wild & rare Tepeztate & Tobala agave, harvested from high in the Oaxacan Sierra. Recognizing our finite and precious resources, only 2,000 bottles of Sombra Ensamble were created.


TASTING NOTES:
Rich and creamy platinum hues. On the nose, a vegetal and citrus aroma with hints of honey and pepper. On the palate, notes of cake icing, tobacco, orange peel and salted caramel lead into a luxuriously long finish.



Sombra Mezcal is a proud member of 1% For The Planet, donating at least 1% of sales to certified environmental charities and local educational initiatives in Oaxaca, Mexico.

LOVE THE land
IT WILL LOVE YOU back






One must do good while trying to do well. If we are to honor our communities as well as the land, we must pave the way for healthy, responsible growth by fostering practices that take care of Oaxaca, a place and a people that many of us have come to deeply love. Sombra Mezcal donates at least 1% of sales to certified environmental charities and local educational initiatives in Oaxaca, Mexico. Some of our production updates include:


ORGANIC CULTIVATION:
Agave is grown naturally in the high mountain sunshine of Oaxaca.

WATER CONSERVATION:
Rain is collected from the roof and stored in underground tanks.

SUSTAINABLE FORESTRY:
Firewood for the earthen ovens is sourced from certified forests.

UPCYCLING:
Agave byproducts are compressed into strong adobe bricks for local housing.

COMPOSTING:
Fermented agave and effluent is composted for local farmers.

CLEAN ENERGY:
Solar panels are being installed on the distillery roof.

ENERGY EFFICIENCY:
Copper stills are insulated to reduce waste.

ENERGY INNOVATION:
Agave byproducts are being explored for use as biofuel.

EMPLOYEE HEALTH:
A switch to cleaner fuels reduces harmful wood smoke exposure.

ANIMAL RIGHTS:
Agave is crushed with an electrical millstone instead of animal labor.

COMMUNITY SUPPORT:
Sombra funds local education in languages and the arts.


SIGNATURE cocktails


  • Shadow Paloma
    1.5 oz Sombra Mezcal,
    1 oz Grapefruit Juice,
    .5 oz Lime Juice,
    Top w/ Ginger Beer,
    Mint Sprig

  • mezcal
    mule
    1.5 oz Sombra Mezcal,
    1 oz Ginger Beer,
    .75 oz Lime Juice,
    .75 oz Pineapple Juice,
    .5 oz Agave Syrup,
    Muddled Cucumber

  • play in the shade
    1 oz Sombra Mezcal,
    1 oz Astral Tequila,
    .75 oz Passionfruit Puree
    .75 oz Honey Syrup,
    .5 oz Lime Juice,
    Pinch of Salt

  • smoked margarita
    2 oz Sombra Mezcal,
    .75 oz Lime Juice,
    .5 oz Agave Nectar,
    Served on the Rocks