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Lamata Lamparillo

Lamata Lamparillo is produced by Manuel y Pepe Simental in Nombre de Dios, Durango using Agave asperrima.

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Category:Destilado de Agave
Cost:$$$
Brand:Lamata
Mezcalero:Manuel Simental, Pepe Simental
Maguey:Lamparillo
Agave:Asperrima
Grind:Hand, Shredder
Distillation:Copper
Style:Joven
State:Durango
Town:Nombre de Dios
ABV: 48.4%
Batch size: 80 liters (Lot LAM-S 12-1-2020)
Release year: 2021
Website: https://www.instagram.com/nacion_de_las_verdes_matas/, opens in new window

About this destilado de agave

Lamata Lamparillo was produced by Manuel y Pepe Simental in Nombre de Dios, Durango using Agave asperrima. The agaves are cooked in an underground oven and mashed by axe and desgarradora. It is fermented in pine wood vats with spring water. It is then double distilled in a traditional Durango-style copper on bottom wood “Viejo” on top with wood arm going to copper serpentine; the still can be seen in drawing on front label. Pepe was one of the first people in the area to start producing mezcal with Lamparillo and Verde – both are smaller agaves with low sugar content. Lamparillo can be found all around Northern Mexico growing in dry areas with poor soil conditions. Durango may be the only state where Lamparillo is distilled on its own (not in an ensamble).

Lamata

Lamata (formerly named Amormata) is the for-export label of Nacion de Las Verdes Matas, a small unregistered brand started by Luis Loya many years ago. His goal is to share mezcal from Northern Mexico from places that are under-represented in the market. Luis has relationships with producers in Durango, Nuevo Leon, Sonora, Chihuahua, San Luis Potosi and Tamaulipas among others.

The typical lot sizes of Amormata releases range from about 40 liters to 200 liters. The producers will continue to make about the same amount of spirits that they historically have in the past. Therefore, the brand will not bottle much more than a total of three to five thousand liters per year. Amormata is dedicated to promoting the “gusto historico”, the terroir, the liquid culture, and the history that is mezcal to people beyond the borders of the places where it is made.

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