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El Tigre Papalote – Tía Victoria

El Tigre Papalote from Tia Victoria was produced in Atempa, Chilapa de Álvarez, Guerrero.

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Category:Destilado de Agave
Cost:$$$
Brand:El Tigre Mezcal
Mezcalero:Victoria Garcia
Maguey:Papalote
Agave:Cupreata
Grind:Hand
Distillation:Filipino
Style:Joven
State:Guerrero
Town:Atempa
ABV: 51.9%
Age of plant: 10-12 years
Website: https://eltigremezcal.medium.com/, opens in new window

About this destilado de agave

El Tigre Papalote from Tia Victoria was produced in Atempa, Chilapa de Álvarez, Guerrero. Tia Victoria Garcia sadly passed away in 2023 at the age 75 years old. She had been producing mezcal for over 50 years. She was a matriarch for the familia Patricio Garcia. You can read more about her life here in this post from El Tigre: VICTORIA, SIEMPRE

El Tigre Mezcal

The founders of El Tigre, Damian and Raquel, officially started the project in 2011, but the roots of El Tigre date back to the early 2000s. Damian’s Tío Chimino was an accomplished magueyero during this time period and he first introduced Damien to the Patricio García family. Damian, who had grown up in Mexico City and Detroit, began developing a greater interest in the culture of his family’s ancestral home in Atempa.

The couple hosts mezcal tastings in their home in Mexico City as way of spreading Atempa’s culture of mezcal. The proceeds are used to help support and preserve the agricultural and artisan communities that are integral to Atempa’s traditional, social, religious, and economic systems.

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4.5 out of 5

1 review

Jonny

Jonny

708 reviews
Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars2 months ago

Lot TV21. Another stellar mezcal from the state of Guerrero. This has aromas of lemon peel, eucalyptus, mint, and steamed broccoli and green beans. The palate has notes of raw honey, molasses, maple, figs, raisins, dates, and hazelnut. This is rich and viscous. It jumps out of the glass and coats the palate.

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