Leyendas Maguey Mexicano (Agave rhodacantha) has aromas of fresh herbs and a lightly spiced palate.
Leyendas Maguey Mexicano
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|Mezcalero:||Francisco Garcia León|
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About this mezcal
Leyendas Maguey Mexicano is made with Agave rhodacantha in the community of Miahuatlan, Oaxaca. Maestro Mezcalero Francisco García León is a 4th generation mezcalero with over 40 years of experience producing agave spirits.
Mezcal de Leyendas (previously labeled as Mezcales de Leyenda) believes they can improve some of the most marginalized communities in Mexico. They implement the best fair trade practices where they work, and they have many efforts in agave sustainability. Their mezcals come from the different mezcal-producing states. They also have some special edition, small-batch mezcals. The brand also releases the Pelotón de la Muerte line of mezcals.
In 2021, the brand (under Artisanal Distillates, LLC) raised money via the StartEngine platform at a $32.7 million pre-money valuation.
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No lot number on this sample. Aromas of pastis, dark chocolate, molasses, vanilla, and sandalwood. The palate has heavy notes of leather, burning cigars, and brisket. Additional notes of smoked salmon, mesquite, and cedar. This not what I typically expect from a Mexicano, yet still enjoyable.