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Aguerrido Cupreata – Don Refugio

Aguerrido Cupreata from Refugio Calzada Hernandez is produced in Tetitlan de la Lima, Guerrero using Agave cupreata.

Rating: (3 reviews)
Category:Destilado de Agave
Brand:Aguerrido Mezcal
Mezcalero:Refugio Calzada Hernandez
Style:Aged in Glass
Town:Tetitlán de la Lima
ABV: 46.9%
Age of plant: 8-10 years
Batch size: May 2021 batch: 351 liters
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About this destilado de agave

Aguerrido Cupreata from Refugio Calzada Hernandez is produced in Tetitlan de la Lima, Guerrero using Agave cupreata. Don Refugio cooks his agave in a pit oven, mills the cooked agave using a shredder, ferments the agaves with open air yeasts, and double distills in a copper alembic still.

Aguerrido Mezcal

Mezcal Aguerrido is a brand that comes from the heart of the state of Guerrero, one of the least represented mezcal producing states due to the difficulties with narco-traffickers in the area. The brand is a union of maestros mezcaleros from Chilapa, Guerrero including Don Refugio, Don Ciro (R.I.P.), Don Tomás, Don Benigno, Dona Gabina, y Don Antonio.

Member rating

3.83 out of 5

3 reviews



621 reviews
Rated 4 out of 5 stars7 months ago

Really yummy approachable mezcal. Dry blueberry 7UP with a touch of copper. Some caramel and fruit jam. This was a 250ml Aguerrido Don Refugio Cupreata bottle purchased in Mexico (seems appropriate to leave a review on this page); this was actually a bottle that Mezcaloteca put their label over the original back label. “Madurado en Vidrio” on the neck of the bottle. Batch 02PAPSALA-21, distilled in 2017, 51% ABV.



671 reviews
Rated 4 out of 5 stars8 months ago

Batch from May 2021. Aromas of brown sugar, cocoa, nutmeg, and orange peel. The palate is rich with notes that mostly match the nose. Tasting notes of lime, pomegranate, orange cream, cafe au lait, caramel, and mesquite. This has a bit of heat on this, but incredibly complex. Overall this is an everyday type of session mezcal. Highly enjoyable.



217 reviews
Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars9 months ago

2021 batch. This is one of the more inexpensive Aguerrido bottles, definitely worth picking up if you want to get into cupreata. The nose is bright and fruity. On the palate I get pineapple and lime. The finish isn’t as robust and long as some of the other Aguerridos.

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