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Don Amado Arroqueno

Don Amado Arroqueno is very smokey with lots of earthy notes. It’s soft and very easy to drink. This is a great agave from a reputable palenque.

Rating: (2 reviews)
Brand:Don Amado Mezcal
Mezcalero:Don Bonifacio Arellanes
Distillation:Clay Pot
Town:Santa Catarina Minas
About this mezcal

Don Amado Arroqueno is made with agave Arroqueno that is distilled in ceramic and bamboo pot stills. The aromas of this mezcal are of spice, pepper, and chili. It’s well balanced with a good deal of smokey and earthy flavor. At 46% ABV, this mezcal is very soft and easy to drink.

Don Amado Mezcal

Don Amado’s mezcaleros carefully handcraft all of their mezcals from 100% mature highland agave plants. After roasting the hearts of these premium agaves in wood-burning earthen pits, the plants’ treasured juices are distilled in traditional Oaxacan ceramic-and-bamboo pot stills. This unique distillation method gives Don Amado mezcals their distinctive smoky flavor and herbal bouquet, while proudly honoring a sixteenth-century production tradition native to the state of Oaxaca.

2 reviews

3 of out 5 stars



393 reviews
2 years ago

Lot 33. Slightly sour aromas and wet clay feel. Wild apples and fermented potatoes on the nose. I find this overly watery and thin on the palate with notes of orange peel and fresh dates. There’s a deep earthy funk on this that really takes over. This is more clay-forward than agave-forward, which is unfortunate given its Arroqueno.



373 reviews
2 years ago

There is a sweet potato quality to this clay-distilled mezcal. It has a note of Dr. Pepper sweet spice along with banana. Definitely an enjoyable drink but I’m having trouble finding the 15+ year old agave Arroqueño notes. The Arroqueño is there on the nose, but not in the juice. It’s almost too smooth from the clay distillation causing flavors to be lost. Lot 33

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