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Derrumbes Michoacan

Derrumbes Michoacan is made with wild maguey Cupreata, which brings mature fruit aromas, and wild maguey Alto, which brings more herbal notes.

About this mezcal

Derrumbes Michoacan is made with maguey Cupreata, which brings mature fruit aromas, and maguey Alto (agave Inaequidens) which brings more herbal notes. It is cooked in an underground stone pit using black oak, and fermented in underground tanks lined with pine wood which adds to the herbal character. True to the tradition of mezcal production in this area, Derrumbes Michoacan is distilled using the Phillipino method, which predates copper-pot distillation. This technique requires the body of the still to be made from wood, with the alcohol vapors condensed by a copper pot full of water that sits at the top of the trunk. This process adds to the unique character of Derrumbes Michoacan, which after distillation is around 45% ABV. It is rested in large glass bottles before the final bottling.

Derrumbes Mezcal

From Oaxaca to Michoacan and beyond, Derrumbes bottles many varieties of mezcal that are made using different agave and production methods. They have spirits from different states in Mexico, and they bottle some very small producers that are not available elsewhere.

Member rating

3.71 out of 5

24 reviews



33 reviews
Rated 2 out of 5 stars6 years ago

Quite anonymous notes of earth, rose and vanilla. On the palate it’s super perfumed. You could easily fool me that I was drinking perfume.

Scent: 3/5
Mouthfeel: 2/5



57 reviews
Rated 3 out of 5 stars6 years ago

Lot : 02
Bottle :442/1400
Nose : a little closed off, slowly revealing notes of cinnamon, burnt sugar and dusty peat
Taste : intense and concentrated. Reminiscent of a Islay peater (Ardbeg maybe) .
Finish : long, smokey and lingering



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Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars8 years ago

Really enjoyed a small taster of this interesting ensamble. There are notes of burnt wood, cinnamon.. a bit spicy with a hot vanilla finish. Need to try more of this unique offering from Michoacan. Lot 1 from 2015.



713 reviews
Rated 4 out of 5 stars8 years ago

Lot 1. Bottle 294/1440. Very leathery on the nose with a rush of pepper on the first taste. The pepper doesn’t overpower the mezcal and it fades into a buttery vegetal sweetness that stays long in the mouth. This is a very unique mezcal, even for those that come from Michoacan. I highly recommend giving this a try.

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