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Maguey Melate Barril – Jaime Reyes Morales

Maguey Melate Barril from Jaime Reyes Morales was originally released as the September 2022 Mezcalero of the Month Club agave spirit.

Rating: (2 reviews)
Category:Destilado de Agave
Brand:Maguey Melate
Mezcalero:Jaime Reyes Morales
Maguey:Barril
Agave:Karwinskii
Grind:Tahona
Distillation:Copper
Style:Joven
State:Oaxaca
Town:Ejutla
ABV: 58.9%
Age of plant: 10 years
Batch size: JAI-BAR-001: 300 liters
Release year: 2022
Website: https://www.magueymelate.com/, opens in new window

About this destilado de agave

Maguey Melate Barril from Jaime Reyes Morales was originally released as the September 2022 Mezcalero of the Month Club agave spirit. The palenque where this mezcal was produced is located in a remote region of Ejutla, Oaxaca. It’s about 45 minutes from centro, on the boarder of Sola de Vega. Jaime is a “tuna” farmer. The “tuna” is the prickly pear that grows on the top of the cactus in this region and his palenque is surrounded by hundreds of clusters that he harvests every September and October. Batch JAI-BAR-001 was fermented with open air yeasts during the “tuna” bloom in October 2020.

Maguey Melate

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.

2 reviews

4.5 out of 5

Rakhal

Rakhal

366 reviews
Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars2 days ago

JAI-BAR-001. This is my third time tasting this Barril and I love it more and more!! It reminds me of all things sweet, dark, and sticky. It’s decadent. Brown sugar, nutmeg, peat, brûléed sugar, hot dark chocolate fudge, table salt, dark chocolate mousse, and a Peppermint Altoids finish. Damn this is tasty!

Jonny

Jonny

591 reviews
Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars2 days ago

JAI-BAR-001. Strong aromas. A little malty on the nose with some notes of bran and cake. Additional aromas of leafy greens, dry pine needles, cranberries, figs, and dates. The palate has some heat but not in a way that it gets in the way of the flavor. It’s there for sure, but the payout on the flavor is worth the little burn. Notes of cognac, nutmeg, hickory, butter, brown sugar, iodine, salt, lead, and honeydew melon. This thing is all over the place with the flavor notes really tightly packed. This seems to change quite a bit the longer it sits in the glass. I’m really enjoying this one a lot.

JAI-BAR-001. Strong aromas. A little malty on the nose with some notes of bran and cake. Additional aromas of leafy greens, dry pine needles, cranberries, figs, and dates. The palate has some heat but not in a way that it gets in the way of the flavor. It’s there for sure, but the payout on the flavor is worth the little burn. Notes of cognac, nutmeg, hickory, butter, brown sugar, iodine, salt, lead, and honeydew melon. This thing is all over the place with the flavor notes really tightly

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