Fidencio Madrecuixe has notes of leather and caramel. It’s made from wild agave that is harvested after 12-15 years of growth.
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About this mezcal
Fidencio Madrecuixe is made with wild maguey Madrecuixe. This wild agave is harvested after 12-15 years of growth and pit roasted over black oak for five days then double distilled. Mezcalero Enrique Jimenez makes this Mezcal in Santiago Matatlan, Oaxaca. The scent of this Mezcal is vegetal and floral. The smoke is bold but balanced with slight acidity. There are notes of leather and caramel.
Fidencio Mezcal has four generations of knowledge and they use their own estate grown agave. Fabrica de Amigo del Mezcal is the name of the distillery/palenque that produces Fidencio Mezcal. Fidencio Jiménez, the namesake for Fidencio Mezcal, started making mezcal over 100 years ago when he moved to Santiago Matatlán, Oaxaca. He began to live the life of a Mezcalero, learning from peers and by trial-and-error. He worked closely with his son Enrique to perfect their craft and to pass down their knowledge to the next generation. In those days, even the equipment was from the land: clay pots for fermentation, distillation & storage and river reeds for tubing.
For more information on the Jimenez family, read The Story of Isaac Jimenez by Alvin Starkman (owner of Mezcal Educational Excursions of Oaxaca). Fidencio is made by the same family that produces El Buho. Due to the artisanal nature of their mezcal, the ABV may vary slightly between batches.