Maguey Melate Arroqueño from young mezcalero Semei Garcia Ramos is produced in Santa Maria La Pila, Miahuatlan, Oaxaca.
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|Category:||Destilado de Agave|
|Mezcalero:||Semei Garcia Ramos|
|Town:||Santa Maria La Pila|
|Age of plant:||12-15 years|
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About this destilado de agave
Maguey Melate Arroqueño from Semei Garcia Ramos was originally released as the May 2020 Mezcalero of the Month agave spirit. Semei comes from a long line of legendary producers in his family, including his grandfather, Don Valente Angel. While Semei helps with his grandfather’s Alipus production, this original batch from Maguey Melate represented the first batch that was imported into the US under his name. This batch was produced in 2014, when Semei was just 19 years old, and aged in glass for 6 years before being bottled for release. Melate later released another batch of this Arroqueño that was produced in 2019.
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.