Macurichos Espadin “Destilado con Cacao” is produced using 100% Maguey Espadin (Agave angustifolia) and fresh Oaxacan cacao which is added on the second distillation run.
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|Mezcalero:||Valentin Martinez Sanchez|
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About this mezcal
Macurichos Espadin “Destilado con Cacao” is produced using 100% Maguey Espadin (Agave angustifolia) in Santiago Matatlán, Oaxaca, México. The harvested agaves are cooked in an earthen oven, milled using a stone tahona mill, fermented in wooden vats, and distilled twice using clay pot stills. Fresh Oaxacan cacao made by Gonzalo’s sisters is added on the second distillation run. Light but pronounced notes of smoke are the backdrop to the flavors of cacao. The finish is salty and earthy.
Led by maestro mezcalero Gonzalo Martinez, Mezcal Macurichos is dedicated to the protection of the cultural tradition and the agricultural heritage of agave within the iconic mezcal production community of Santiago Matatlán, Oaxaca, Mexico. The family employs numerous neighbors and is one of the rare distillers the area who still produce using Ancestral methods, including clay pot stills. Gonzalo and his brothers cultivate their own diverse fields of agave - planting from seed and reforesting the diminishing wild agave populations.