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Catedral Mexicano

Catedral Mexicano is produced by Adela Del Carmen Cruz in San Dionisio Ocotepec, Oaxaca.

About this mezcal

Catedral Mexicano is produced by Adela Del Carmen Cruz in San Dionisio Ocotepec, Oaxaca. She cooks her agaves in an underground pit oven for 4 days, mills the cooked agave by tahona, ferments in pine wood tanks using open-air yeasts, and double distills in copper pot stills. Adela was 14 when her father fell ill. At this time, she took over her father’s job at the palenque. She is now in her twenties and works alongside her father, who has since recovered.

This mezcal won a Silver Medal at the 2022 LA Spirit Awards.

Catedral Mezcal

Catedral Mezcal has pledged a portion of the stock in the US brand to a nonprofit in Mexico entitled “Catedral de mi Padre Community Support Organization.” The mandate of the fund is for the betterment of the families making Catedral Mezcal in Oaxaca. The process has been structured so that the maestro mezcaleros receive equity based on their individual contributions of mezcal to the brand.

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4 out of 5

2 reviews

jmehrk35

jmehrk35

43 reviews
Rated 4 out of 5 stars3 weeks ago

Lot: MEX – 22
46% ABV
Warming initial nasal impact with some sweetness.
Aroma: Tropical fruit (especially guava), banana foster and freshly baked breakfast cinnamon buns (hat tip to GMAD for first pointing out this note). The cinnamon and light vanilla notes keep coming through.
Buttery mouthfeel with sufficient alcohol, but not up front.
Flavor: sweet clementine and tamarind. Some grilled poblano and tropical fruit followed by white chocolate mixed with tamarind, tarragon and clementine rind on the retro nasal.
Finish: warming, coating on the palate with a lingering finish that keeps building but highlights flavor over heat.
I love agave Mexicano, and this one is special. Pour one and all of a sudden…. half the bottle is gone. About $90 for this Mexicano…. all in all a solid sipper

Lot: MEX – 22
46% ABV
Warming initial nasal impact with some sweetness.
Aroma: Tropical fruit (especially guava), banana foster and freshly baked breakfast cinnamon buns (hat tip to GMAD for first pointing out this note). The cinnamon and light vanilla notes keep coming through.
Buttery mouthfeel with sufficient alcohol, but not up front.
Flavor: sweet clementine and tamarind. Some grilled poblano and tropical fruit followed by white chocolate mixed with tamarind, tarragon and clementine r

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GMAD

GMAD

88 reviews
Rated 4 out of 5 stars1 year ago

LOT: MEX-22, 46%, Adela del Carmen Cruz

Nose – Sweet and confectionary; cinnamon, brown sugar, banana, raisins, with cookie dough, banana bread, and cinnamon rolls for the baked goods.

Palate – A soft, sharp, and citrusy sweetness; tangerines, Cuties, orange rind.

Finish – Smoky and dry, but some wood and spice as well. Cloves, tamarind.

Great expression of a Mexicano; it’s your typical citrus notes, but with a funky twist. Beautiful bottle design too – it possesses an intoxicating nose of leather on its own! Delicious and novel, this is a great addition to any collection.

LOT: MEX-22, 46%, Adela del Carmen Cruz
Nose – Sweet and confectionary; cinnamon, brown sugar, banana, raisins, with cookie dough, banana bread, and cinnamon rolls for the baked goods.
Palate – A soft, sharp, and citrusy sweetness; tangerines, Cuties, orange rind.
Finish – Smoky and dry, but some wood and spice as well. Cloves, tamarind.
Great expression of a Mexicano; it’s your typical citrus notes, but with a funky twist. Beautiful bottle design too – it possesse

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