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March 5, 2020

Palm Bay International Welcomes Gracias a Dios Mezcal and Agave Gin to Portfolio

 

Palm Bay International Welcomes Gracias a Dios Mezcal and Agave Gin to Portfolio

(March 2020) – Leading U.S. wine & spirits importer Palm Bay International is pleased to announce the addition of Gracias a Dios to its portfolio. Located in Oaxaca, Mexico, Gracias a Dios is a 100% Mexican-owned company deeply committed to producing handmade, ultra-premium quality mezcal and agave gin. Gracias a Dios spirits are crafted by co-owner and 4th generation maestro mezcalero Oscar Hernandez and his nephew, Milo Jimenez. Oscar and Milo benefit from their family’s generations of experience growing agave and producing mezcal in Oaxaca. They, like the generations before them, employ a traditional, artisanal method of mezcal production that includes cooking mature piñas in a dirt oven heated by wood and volcanic rock and crushing the cooked piñas in a one-horse powered stone grinder.

 

The Gracias a Dios collection includes the following (all expressions are bottled at 45% abv):

  • Espadín Blanco ($39.99) - double distilled mezcal made from 8-year-old agave cultivated in Oaxaca’s central valleys
  • Espadín Reposado ($49.99) - made from a base of Espadín Blanco and aged 3 months in new American oak barrels
  • Tobalá ($85.99) - double distilled wild agave, cultivated 10-13 years in Zoquitlán, Oaxaca
  • Tepextate ($85.99) - double distilled wild agave, cultivated 20-25 years in Zoquitlán, Oaxaca
  • Cuishe ($85.99) - double distilled wild agave, cultivated 10-13 years in Miahuatlán, Oaxaca
  • Pechuga ($105.99) - a specialty mezcal distilled with local fruits and the breast of a turkey or chicken
  • Agave Gin ($52.99) - double distilled agave spirit infused with 32 botanicals, which represent the 32 states of the Mexican Republic

 

The Gracias a Dios portfolio is currently available from Palm Bay International in major US markets. The spirits were previously imported by Domaine Select Wine & Spirits.

Gracias a Dios

About Gracias a Dios:

Gracias a Dios translates to “Thank God,” a phrase that owners, Pablo López, Enrique Jiménez, Xaime Niembro and Oscar Hernandez heard throughout their childhood. A deep commitment to family values and Mexican culture underline their approach to producing handmade, ultra-premium quality mezcal and agave gin. Gracias a Dios values its people and the environment, employing eco-friendly practices that include water conservation, solar energy and recyclable materials and proudly offering local employees fair wages. For more visit: www.thankgad.com.

 

About Palm Bay International:

Palm Bay International, a dynamic family-owned company, offers one of the nation’s most comprehensive portfolios of imported wines and spirits from key appellations/origins around the globe, as well as a growing roster of domestic wines. Among Palm Bay’s most valued assets is its remarkable network of long-term partnerships with the foremost wholesale companies in all 50 states, as well as the Caribbean, Mexico and Central America. With the crucial collaboration of these partners, Palm Bay’s portfolio is able to meet the needs of every level of the industry, from independent restaurants and retail stores, to chain accounts, supermarkets, hotels, airlines, cruise ships, duty-free accounts and U.S. military bases. This impressive diversity of brands, accounts and relationships positions Palm Bay as a major source of fine wines and spirits and an industry leader in the U.S. marketplace. For more visit: www.palmbay.com.

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Bethany Burke                                                                  Kristin Calmes

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