Maguey Melate Chuparrosa is made from maguey Chuparrosa, which does not appear to have a scientific designation at this time.
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|Destilado de Agave
|Isaac Alvarez Rodriguez
|San Lorenzo Jilotepequillo
|Age of plant:
|May 2020 batch: 150 liters
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About this destilado de agave
Maguey Melate Chuparrosa from Isaac Alvarez Rodriguez in San Lorenzo Jilotepequillo, Oaxaca. This is made with the rare maguey Chuparrosa (A.Sp). According to the brand, there are only a few small pueblos that collectively only have around 1,000 living plants of this varietal. They are semi cultivated in the sense that they are replanted in the mountains and then left alone for 5-7 years before harvest.
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