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Grulani Tepeztate

Grulani Tepeztate is produced by Leo Hernandez, who is a 5th generation mezcalero in the prolific Hernandez family of San Baltazar Guelavila.

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Brand:Grulani Mezcal
Mezcalero:Leonardo Hernandez
Maguey:Tepeztate
Agave:Marmorata
Grind:Tahona
Distillation:Copper
Style:Joven
State:Oaxaca
Town:San Baltazar Guélavila
ABV: 46%
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About this mezcal

Grulani Tepeztate is made with maguey Tepeztate (Agave marmorata). Maestro Mezcalero Leo Hernandez produces this in the mountainous region of San Baltazar Guelavila. The agave used in this mezcal are crushed by tahona and distilled in copper.

Grulani Mezcal

Grulani Mezcal was founded by maestro mezcalero Leo Hernandez and his business partner Victor Moreno. The brand is based in San Baltazar Guelavila. The bottle is a re-interpretation of a Zapoteca design, made with recycled hand-blown glass. The base and cap are made with oak and cedar, which is the same wood they use to cook the agave in their ovens.

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4.5 out of 5

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54 reviews
Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars6 months ago

Maestro: Leo Hernandez
Batch #00
Bottle #50/450
Harvest: February, 2020
Origin: San Baltazar Guelavila, Oaxaca
Age of Maguey: 25 years
Oven: Cooked in an earthan oven
Crush: Stonemill pulled by horse
Yeast: Wild
Still: Copper
Distillation: 2x
Liters produced: 350
ABV: 46%

An absolutely amazing Tepeztate. The nose is very floral and lightly sweet and there are very few alcohol vapors present. It is very pleasant and enjoyable just to hang out with.

The Maguey comes through beautifully and is not muddled at all. This Tep is sweet and very pleasant and it has so many different flavors going on that my palate can not keep up. It’s almost like sipping the perfect end to a perfect day.

The viscosity is mild and the final flavors give off slight hints of wheat, citrus, palm hearts, blue corn and wet stone. Lovely.

I’ve only had this bottle open for about a month now but I can’t wait for it to fully open to see just how deep it can go. Even still this is already a solid pick up and highly recommended.

Edit: 6 weeks later and holy cow this is fantastic juice. An outstanding Tepe; will be buying more tomorrow if still available.

Maestro: Leo Hernandez
Batch #00
Bottle #50/450
Harvest: February, 2020
Origin: San Baltazar Guelavila, Oaxaca
Age of Maguey: 25 years
Oven: Cooked in an earthan oven
Crush: Stonemill pulled by horse
Yeast: Wild
Still: Copper
Distillation: 2x
Liters produced: 350
ABV: 46%
An absolutely amazing Tepeztate. The nose is very floral and lightly sweet and there are very few alcohol vapors present. It is very pleasant and enjoyable just to hang out with.
The Maguey comes through beautifully and is not

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