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Juerte Destilado de Pulque

Juerte Destilado de Pulque is made using the ancient art of distilling pulque, the pre-Colonial agave-based drink that is made by fermenting the agave sap.

About this destilado de agave

Juerte Destilado de Pulque is made by fermenting the aguamiel (agave sap) of the maguey pulquero (agave Salmiana) and then distilling it. When the Salmiana reaches maturity, a large hole is carved into the top of the piña. The plant’s natural reaction is to secrete its aguamiel into the hole. Once the aguamiel is removed, the inside of the hole is scraped with a metal scraper to agitate the plant into secreting more aguamiel. An agave can produce up to 10 liters of aguamiel per day. The aguamiel is then fermented for about a week, with a small amount of pulque madre (pulque left over from a previous batch) to kick off fermentation. Once fermented, the aguemiel is single distilled in a stainless steel still.

Juerte Destilado de Pulque

Juerte Destilado de Pulque is produced by Gerónimo Rosainz. The story goes that he was told about destilado de pulque by his grandmother, but it wasn’t until he married a chemical engineer in the mid-90s that he actually began the process of learning how to produce it himself. His wife helped him procure the necessary equipment, and together they decided to re-initiate this centuries-old tradition and began selling their destilado de pulque in their village in northeast Tlaxcala.

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Rated 3 out of 5 stars3 years ago

Sour, smells like cranberry apple juice. Similar on the palate with a short finish



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Rated 3 out of 5 stars4 years ago

Whoa! This is funky! Stinky feet on the nose, definite pulque flavor which I like, very vegetal like steamed grass, then out of nowhere it turns sour, like sour candy. At first I was put off, but I kept coming back for the acidity and the uniqueness. I don’t know if you need a bottle of this but you should definitely try it. I’m getting a bottle, just because it’s so different.

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