This special cask barrel-aged mezcal was distilled 2009, aged for 5 years in a first-fill bourbon barrel, and then stored in glass for an additional 4 years before bottled in 2018 at cask strength.
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|Style:||Aged in Glass, Extra Añejo|
|Batch size:||780 bottles|
|Website:||http://www.fidenciomezcal.com/, opens in new window|
About this mezcal
This special cask barrel-aged mezcal was distilled by 5th generation mezcalero Enrique Jiminez in Santiago Matatlán, Oaxaca in April 2009 using 100% maguey Espadin. The batch was then aged in a first-fill bourbon barrel for 5 years. Next, it was transferred into glass demijohns in 2014 for an additional 4 years of resting. It was bottled in 2018 at 50.9% ABV, cask strength. Only one barrel of this was produced for the Jewish Whisky Company and their line of single barrel products, Single Cask Nation. This aged mezcal has notes of exotic fruit and roasted agave meat along with diesel smoke and fresh tar mid-palate.
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.