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Ixcateco Papalome

Ixcateco Papalome is produced using rawhide fermentation in the community of Santa Maria Ixcatlan, Oaxaca.

Rating: (1 review)
Category:Destilado de Agave
Cost:$$$
Brand:Ixcateco
Mezcalero:Amando Alvarez
Maguey:Papalome
Agave:Cupreata
Grind:Hand
Distillation:Clay Pot
Style:Joven
State:Oaxaca
Town:Santa María Ixcatlán
ABV: 46.1%
Batch size: Batch AMA-01: 266 bottles
Website: https://www.ixcateco.com/, opens in new window

About this destilado de agave

Ixcateco Papalome is produced by Amando Alvarado Alvarez and others in the small community of Santa Maria Ixcatlan, Oaxaca. The cooked agaves are milled by hand with wooden mallets, fermented in old cow rawhides that are strung over wooden posts to create a hanging rawhide sack, and double distilled in small clay pot stills. This mezcal is as rustic and traditional as it gets.

Ixcateco

Ixcateco represents the local traditions, customs and ancestral techniques that have been preserved for centuries as part of the production of mezcal. Ixcateco seeks to become a medium for the development of social and cultural projects, to promote environmental responsibility for producers and consumers, and to dignify one of the most important economic activities in the village of Santa María Ixcatlán.

Read about our visit to Santa Maria Ixcatlan in our blog post Santa María Ixcatlán: Rawhide Fermentation with Amando Alvarez

1 review

4 out of 5

Jonny

Jonny

581 reviews
Rated 4 out of 5 stars1 month ago

Batch AMA-01. Bottle 46/266. Classic Amando rawhide spirit, and great to see his own brand finally in the US. Slightly minty on the nose. Aromas of spearmint, chocolate, coffee, and menthol. The palate is viscous but not too sticky or heavy. It’s balanced, more so than some other mezcals I’ve had from him. The palate has notes of barbequed brisket, vanilla bean, and jalapeno cream. Very enjoyable and a bit lighter than his mezcals that I’ve had when bottled under 5Sentidos in the past.

Batch AMA-01. Bottle 46/266. Classic Amando rawhide spirit, and great to see his own brand finally in the US. Slightly minty on the nose. Aromas of spearmint, chocolate, coffee, and menthol. The palate is viscous but not too sticky or heavy. It’s balanced, more so than some other mezcals I’ve had from him. The palate has notes of barbequed brisket, vanilla bean, and jalapeno cream. Very enjoyable and a bit lighter than his mezcals that I’ve had when bottled under 5Sentidos in t

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