An authentic Mexican brand, Gracias a Dios, meaning ‘Thank God’, pays homage to daily gratitude. It was a phrase often heard among the Gracias a Dios family as a reminder that life is beautiful. Their dedicated passion for life’s beauty is astoundingly apparent within every Gracias a Dios Mezcal and Agave Gin.
In 2008, Gracias a Dios started as a speak easy mezcal bar in Querétaro, México. The bar sold mezcal produced by different Maestros Mezcaleros from various Oaxaca state regions. After two years of traveling Oaxaca, owners Pablo López, Enrique Jiménez and Xaime Niembro met Oscar Hernández in Matalán. They were blown away by Oscar’s mezcal. In fact, they believed that Oscar’s products were the best mezcal they had ever tasted – Thank GAD!
Aside from quality products, their love for mezcal making extends to the environment and their workers. GAD is adamant about eco-friendly practices, which span from water conservation, to solar energy and recyclable materials. Approximately 60% of the water used for production is collected from rain, accumulating to 180,000 liters per year. Moreover, they take pride in working with locals for fair wages. They provide all employees with the 25% above the standard daily salary in Matalán, insurance, hot water and dorms for their workers.
La Pura Gozadera - always enjoy!
The first planting of agave was in 2011, followed by production in 2013. Today, the brand produces a wide variety of agave-based products, including traditional, wild agave limited editions, flavored and special editions. This incredible collection is all handmade by Oscar Hernandez (4th generation) and his nephew Milo Jimenez (5th generation).
Based in Oaxaca