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Lamata Yaquiana Sonora – Abel and Genaro Encinas

Lamata Yaqyiana Sonora from Abel and Genaro Encinas is produced in San Pedro de la Cueva, Sonora.

About this destilado de agave

Lamata Yaquiana Sonora from Abel and Genaro Encinas is produced in San Pedro de la Cueva, Sonora. These agave plants are cooked in an underground pit oven, milled by a mechanical shredder, fermented in stone and clay pits, and double distilled in a hybrid copper/steel still.


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.

Member rating

3 out of 5

2 reviews



36 reviews
Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars5 months ago

Tasted at a local bar. Didn’t get the batch info but did look at it up close to check the family name.

I got.. crème brûlée, brown sugar, piloncillo, a herbal minty finish. Not hot at all. got some dusty sweet sotol cucharilla vibes as I sat with this one.



156 reviews
Rated 1.5 out of 5 stars5 months ago

This review is just an impression of a small pour from a big Lamata tasting. No bottle info. Will update if I try again.

Review #129: tasted like you sprayed perfume in your mouth, mossy, wintergreen

A strange bitterness and astringency. Definitely my least favorite of the tasting, although at this point my palate was a little worn out too. It certainty has a longer finish with that bitterness sticking around for me.

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