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Fuego y Humo Tepeztate

Fuego y Humo Tepeztate is produced by Jose Manuel Mendez in San Dionisio Ocotepec, Oaxaca.

Rating: (2 reviews)
Brand:Fuego y Humo Mezcal
Mezcalero:Jose Manuel Mendez
Town:San Dionisio Ocotepec
ABV: 47%
Website: https://fuegoyhumo.com/, opens in new window

About this mezcal

Fuego y Humo Tepeztate is produced by Jose Manuel Mendez in San Dionisio Ocotepec, Oaxaca. The agaves are cooked in an underground pit oven, milled by tahona, fermented in pine wood tanks with open air yeasts, and double distilled in a copper still. Tasting notes from the brand: Sweet herbal notes on the nose with distinctive green, fresh, and earthy aromatics common to most marmoratas. Pops of jalapeño, green peppers, and vanilla ice cream, Overall, sweeter and more rounded than a tepeztate’s typical sharp, more defined flavors.

Fuego y Humo Mezcal

Fuego y Humo Mezcal is produced by 3rd generation maestro mezcalero Jose Manuel Mendez in San Dionisio Ocotepec, Oaxaca. José’s father, and both sets of grandfathers, were mezcaleros. From these generations, the trades and tricks of mezcal production have been passed down and not much of the actual process has changed. José still proudly produces mezcal the way his father taught him and his father before that. His father (Manuel) still helps José from time to time, although he is officially “retired”.

Through this familial lineage, he was taught all aspects of becoming a mezcalero which focus on the artisanal practices and methods.

Member rating

4.5 out of 5

2 reviews



421 reviews
Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars6 months ago

JMM-TEP-1. Sweet, creamy, and delicious! Vanilla cupcake with cream cheese frosting, peaches in syrup, spearmint, fresh jalapeño, rosewater, and carrot juice. This is damn good!

Zack Klamn

Zack Klamn

542 reviews
Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars7 months ago

Nose: Lightly fried sweet onion & jalapeno. Olive oil. Subtle cake frosting.

Palate: Powdered sugar and then a very delay lactic/creaminess. Love it! Actually, more buttery than straight creamy. Cocktail onion. Turkey jerky. Balanced vegetal heat and sweet notes.

Great stuff from this brand so far!!

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