Maguey Melate Barril from Jaime Reyes Morales was originally released as the September 2022 Mezcalero of the Month Club agave spirit.
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|Destilado de Agave
|Jaime Reyes Morales
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|JAI-BAR-001: 300 liters
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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 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.