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Maguey Melate Barril – Antonio Martinez

Maguey Melate Barril from Antonio Carlos Martinez is made with maguey Barril that were distilled in small clay pots in Santa Catarina Minas, Oaxaca.

Rating: (6 reviews)
Category:Destilado de Agave
Brand:Maguey Melate
Mezcalero:Antonio Carlos Martinez
Maguey:Barril
Agave:Karwinskii
Distillation:Clay Pot
Style:Joven
State:Oaxaca
Town:Santa Catarina Minas
ABV: 46.7%
Age of plant: 12 years
Release year: 2019
Website: https://www.magueymelate.com/
About this destilado de agave

Maguey Melate Barril from Antonio Carlos Martinez was first released as the June 2019 Mezcalero of the Month agave spirit. The maguey Barril (agave Karwinksii) used in this mezcal were wild harvested, taking about 12 years to reach maturity.

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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.

6 reviews

4.42 out of 5


Foster

Foster

9 reviews
Rated 4 out of 5 stars3 months ago

To start, there is definitely an earthy smell with some type of baked good. Has a clay forward taste with an after taste of vanilla.

Gregg T&T

Gregg T&T

57 reviews
Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars5 months ago

Earthy, notes of clay without overpowering. Wet cement, some pine forest. There’s a spicy and vegetal flow that finishes for days.

stigibeu

stigibeu

32 reviews
Rated 4 out of 5 stars6 months ago

4.25 for me.

N: citrusy to me; grilled peach and slight kiwi. If there’s smoke, it’s very faint.
P: oily and spicy, although it took a while to place the latter expression. Not as much clay funk as Lalocura Tobala, but this expression comes secondary. Minimal detectable smoke.
F: dry and quick with a little residual heat; modest burn in a good way. Well rounded.
S: first Barril ever. Fun combination of citrus and heat, which makes for an enjoyable contrast. With a solid, subtle impression by the clay, this Barril has a lot to offer.

8/1-went back and tried later.

Nose and taste is now full on fruity pebbles. Roasted peanuts on the finish. Very cool!

4.25 for me.
N: citrusy to me; grilled peach and slight kiwi. If there’s smoke, it’s very faint.
P: oily and spicy, although it took a while to place the latter expression. Not as much clay funk as Lalocura Tobala, but this expression comes secondary. Minimal detectable smoke.
F: dry and quick with a little residual heat; modest burn in a good way. Well rounded.
S: first Barril ever. Fun combination of citrus and heat, which makes for an enjoyable contrast. With a solid, subtle impression b

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GreenspointTexas

GreenspointTexas

200 reviews
Rated 4 out of 5 stars6 months ago

One of the better MM releases. Pine and sweet memphis bbq. Some stone fruit on back end. Enjoyable AF

Jonny

Jonny

439 reviews
Rated 5 out of 5 stars6 months ago

Agreed with Rakhal. This is karwinskii perfection. Aromas of baked goods, chocolate dipped strawberries, sugary ice cream, spearmint, and bit of musk. The palate is big and round. Notes of vanilla, dried banana, strawberries, mesquite, and charred wood. Really awesome.

Rakhal

Rakhal

182 reviews
Rated 5 out of 5 stars6 months ago

This is a perfect expression of Barril Agave. Earthy and complex. Freshly cut oak tree, baked clay, roasted cacao, old leather, marbled rye, vanilla ice cream. I love this.

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