Maguey Melate Arroqueno from Rosario Ángeles Vasquéz was produced in the beautiful community of Santa Catarina Minas, Oaxaca.
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|Destilado de Agave
|Rosario Ángeles Vasquéz
|Santa Catarina Minas
|Age of plant:
|Lot ROS-ARR-001: 340 liters
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About this destilado de agave
Maguey Melate Arroqueno from Rosario Ángeles Vasquéz was originally released as the March 2021 Mezcalero of the Month Club agave spirit. This spirit was produced in the community of Santa Catarina Minas, Oaxaca. The maguey Arroqueno used to produce this mezcal were harvested by mezcalero Semei Garcia Ramos in Miahuatlan. The agaves were crushed by hand with wooden clubs and distilled in small clay pots.
Maguey Melate was founded on two ideas: 1) Artisanal agave spirits are amazing and should be shared with the world, and 2) The faster-cheaper economy is a harmful force for people, the environment, and now agave spirits.
They believe if mezcal (and agave spirits) can be understood and appreciated at its full potential, people will show their preference for quality artisanal mezcal that is sustainably and fairly sourced. By raising consumer consciousness on the origins of mezcal and educating enthusiasts on matters of quality and character, informed people will be empowered to ensure the future of mezcal. To do this, they’re reaching a large audience with an impactful message: KEEP MEZCAL ARTISANAL!
Maguey Melate is perhaps most well-known for their Mezcalero of the Month Club, which delivers artisanal small-batch agave spirits directly to the doors of consumers in the US and Mexico. In addition to the monthly spirits, they offer exclusive content and interviews with producers. Single releases are also available in the Maguey Melate shop.