Maguey Melate Cucharillo from Hermogenes Vasquez Garcia is produced using a Dasylirion (Sotol) varietal that grows in the Miahuatlan region of Oaxaca.
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|San Luis Amatlan
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|May 2020 batch: 52 litres
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About this sotol
Maguey Melate Cucharillo from Hermogenes Vasquez Garcia is produced at his palenque in Logoche, San Luis Amatlán. He was the Melate Mezcalero of the Month for August 2020, who brought the club one of the most popular expressions featured to date. This Cucharrilo was a close runner up to his club Tepextate. One reason the Tepextate was ultimately selected for the club is that there simply wasn’t enough Cucharillo available at the time. While not part of the Agave genus, this sugar-rich Dasylirion subspecies makes what is perhaps the most unique spirits in Miahuatlán. Unlike other Sotol/Dasylirion species, his type of Dasylirion seems to live for dozens of years in this region, and continues to grow larger after each cycle of flowering.
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