For more than 100 years, the Carreño family has produced artisanal mezcal in using traditional techniques passed down through the generations. It all began in 1904 when Don Apolonio Carreño began making his own personal mezcal from the wild agaves that grew on his property—land that ironically was used to grow sugar cane for one of the largest rum producers. In 2010 his granddaughter Lorena made it official by founding Mezcal Carreño. Today the journey continues in the US thanks to Ivan Carreño, great-grandson of Don Apolonio, who is committed to sharing the rich and complex flavors of Mezcal Carreño with the world. Mezcal Carreño was awarded Best Mezcal of 2020 at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition.