Cenizo Colonial Hacienda Dolores has notes of smoked meat, mesquite, and light hints of pepper and dried herbs on the finish.
Cenizo Colonial Hacienda Dolores
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About this mezcal
Cenizo Colonial Hacienda Dolores is made with maguey Cenizo (agave Duranguensis). The Gutierrez family and Fabiola Avila produce this lighter maguey Cenizo mezcal at their own historic Hacienda Dolores, and their agaves come from the hills of their own Rancho La Campana de Santa Elena in Mezquital. They roast the agave using traditional underground ovens, ferment in pine vats using only wild yeast from the air, and distill using copper and stainless steel pot stills similar to those used in Oaxacan mezcal production.
Cenizo Colonial Mezcal
Cenizo Colonial Mezcal is a single village concept from Germán Gutierrez and his family, starting with one from their own historic Hacienda Dolores in Durango City, dating back to the 17th Century, and another from producer Enrique de la Cruz in San Miguel Temoaya. Further products will be added from different villages and towns throughout Durango with a focus on showcasing terroir differences on Agave duranguensis. These producers have been planting about 50,000 new agave Cenizos every year since 2012. Starting around 2021, expect Cenizo Colonial to be sourced from 100% semi-wild agaves.
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Fantastic value for the money. A bit more smoke than the other mezcal in this line, but still not overpowering. Leans more savory with bacon fat and soft herbs.