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Codigo 1530 Ancestral Papalomé

Código 1530 Mezcal Ancestral Joven is made from 100% Maguey Papalomé (Agave potatorum).

Rating: (1 review)
Brand:Código 1530
Distillation:Clay Pot
ABV: 43.1%
Release year: 2021
Website: https://codigo1530.com/, opens in new window
Ownership:Pernod Ricard

About this mezcal

Código 1530 Mezcal Ancestral Joven is made from 100% Maguey Papalomé (Agave potatorum). The agaves in cooked in a stone oven, crushed by hand, naturally fermented in leather containers, and distilled in clay pots. Tasting notes include: honey, tobacco, clay, salt, minerals, vanilla, cantaloupe, and hazelnut.

Not much information exists about this mezcal but its style most closely matches mezcals produced in Santa María Ixcatlán, Oaxaca.

Código 1530

Código 1530 is a tequila brand in which country legend George Strait is an investor. Federico “Fede” Vaughan is the CEO and co-founder. The brand was originally a private stock of tequila available only for friends and family. The brand ages certain releases of their tequila in French white oak Napa cabernet barrels. The logo bears the Jerusalem Cross which is a symbol of the brand. This cross sits atop the Jalisco Coat of Arms and dates back to 1530 when Amatitán was recognized as a city of New Galicia; Jalisco was given a coat of arms by the Spanish monarchy.

In 2022, French firm Pernod Ricard agreed to acquire a majority stake in Código 1530 for an undisclosed sum.

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Rated 5 out of 5 stars2 months ago

This is one of my favorite Ancestral Mezcals out there! It’s a bit on the pricey side which is expected with Ancestral Mezcals. It’s open air fermented in cowhide which imparts flavors of leather and tobacco. I get a sweet earthy flavor with light smoke, leather, tobacco, and brine.

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