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De Matachines Peñasco

De Matachines Peñasco is made with Agave salmiana crassispina from Martin Hernandez was made in Peñasco, San Luis Potosi.

About this destilado de agave

De Matachines Peñasco is made with Agave salmiana crassispina from Martin Hernandez was made in Peñasco, San Luis Potosi. Martin Hernandez is the son of Patricio Hernandez, who passed away and is probably best known in the US for his releases with Pal’Alma. The family has been in Peñasco for several years but Patricio is originally from Palmar Segundo, San Luis Potosi.

De Matachines

Matachines are ceremonial religious dancers throughout Central/South America and through Mexico who have been performing since the 17th century. Some of these traditional dance troupes have existed for hundreds of years and continue their traditions today. The De Matachines brand works with producers in San Luis Potosi, Guanajuato, and Zacatecas where some of the largest producers of agave spirits in the 19th century still produce today. Their traditions and history may be less widely known but are just as rich and deep as those found anywhere else in Mexico.

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4.38 out of 5

4 reviews

little_agave

little_agave

33 reviews
Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars10 months ago

Was out and didn’t get all the details. 47.9%abv. Have had this on 2 separate occasions and both x I was really take aback on how expressive the profile was. I’ll be buying a bottle for the home bar.

James Christian

James Christian

45 reviews
Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars1 year ago

Lot #1, Bottle #1
Agave = Salmiana
Proof = 47.4%
Mezcalero = Martin Hernandez
Brick Oven, Tahona, Pine Wood, Clay Pot

Nose – Funky salt and vinegar chips with barbecue sauce. After the first taste, the nose goes all the way up and turns into a lingering sweet mouth drop scent.

Palate – mouthwatering with a spicy tingle heat way in the top back of the throat.

Flavors – salt and vinegar, a bit of bone broth, and stewed vegetables, maybe leeks and ramps. It’s earthy and funky and wet…. TOTALLY my kind of thing!

Finish – This is my only ding. The finish falls off after a few seconds and is just… gone

It definitely carries some of the typical San Luis Potosí Salmiana cooked green agave notes, and it also has this clay pot funky funk (almost Papalome-ish) that makes it really interesting.

This punches well above it’s price range and sits side-by-side with Sintedos, Lalocura, Real Minero….etc. It is a new brand and has a LOT more to say in the future.

Lot #1, Bottle #1
Agave = Salmiana
Proof = 47.4%
Mezcalero = Martin Hernandez
Brick Oven, Tahona, Pine Wood, Clay Pot
Nose – Funky salt and vinegar chips with barbecue sauce. After the first taste, the nose goes all the way up and turns into a lingering sweet mouth drop scent.
Palate – mouthwatering with a spicy tingle heat way in the top back of the throat.
Flavors – salt and vinegar, a bit of bone broth, and stewed vegetables, maybe leeks and ramps. It’s earthy and funky a

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Jonny

Jonny

696 reviews
Rated 4 out of 5 stars1 year ago

Aromas of green asparagus, black pepper, jalapeño, and sweet cream. The palate has notes of dark fruits like black cherries. Also hints of Dr Pepper, and a bit medicinal, sarsaparilla, and old root beer grandma candies.

Rakhal

Rakhal

420 reviews
Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars1 year ago

Batch: PEN001
Like the other expression from this brand, this tastes completely different than any Mezcal I’ve had out of San Luis Potosi. Both of the expressions from this brand make me think of some thing that would come from the brand Lamata. Totally unique stuff! This is dusty and earthy and leathery. With flavors of dust storm, leather saddle, wet decomposing leaves on a forest floor, black licorice. Unfortunately I only had a 1 ounce sample and I was still tasting new stuff when it ran out. Might just have to pick up a bottle of this one. One thing I know for sure, I need to get out to San Luis Potosi.

Batch: PEN001
Like the other expression from this brand, this tastes completely different than any Mezcal I’ve had out of San Luis Potosi. Both of the expressions from this brand make me think of some thing that would come from the brand Lamata. Totally unique stuff! This is dusty and earthy and leathery. With flavors of dust storm, leather saddle, wet decomposing leaves on a forest floor, black licorice. Unfortunately I only had a 1 ounce sample and I was still tasting new stuff when it ran o

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