El Buho Especial Pulquero is produced by Octavio Jimenez Monterroza in Santiago Matatlan, Oaxaca using wild agave Americana – the same plant that produces pulque.
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|Brand:||El Buho Mezcal|
|Mezcalero:||Octavio Jimenez Monterroza|
|Age of plant:||15-20 years|
|Batch size:||383 liters (Lot 01/PLQ)|
About this mezcal
El Buho Especial Pulquero is produced by Octavio Jimenez Monterroza in Santiago Matatlan, Oaxaca using wild agave Americana sourced from San Pablo Guila, Oaxaca. This agave species, agave Atrovirens, matures after 15-20 years and occasionally reaches a weight of more than 4,000 pounds with leaves over 14 feet long. It is also the same plant that can be used to produce pulque – agave Atrovirens is similar to and often confused with agave Salmiana. The agaves are crushed by a horse-drawn tahona, cooked for 5 days in a stone oven, and fermented for 10 days in pine vats. After distillation, it was rested in plastic for 7 months. This mezcal has a chalky nose that blends nicely with a dry lactose mixed with green fruit on the palate. Mid-palate there are notes of minerals and sea salt before a dry, citric finish.
El Buho Mezcal
El Buho Mezcal was founded by Jose Isaac "Pepe" Jimenez Mendez, who comes from a long line of mezcal producers, and TJ Steele, a Brooklyn-based chef. TJ and Pepe launched their mezcal brand with a mission to deliver a high-quality mezcal at an affordable price in an iconic bottle. El Buho Mezcal is a small batch mezcal that is made in the heart of Oaxaca.