Maguey Melate Cuixe from maestro mezcalero Gregorio “Don Goyo” Martinez Garcia is produced in the community of San Baltazar Guélavila, Oaxaca.
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|Category:||Destilado de Agave|
|Mezcalero:||Gregorio “Don Goyo” Martinez Garcia|
|Town:||San Baltazar Guélavila|
|Age of plant:||15 years|
|Website:||https://www.magueymelate.com/, opens in new window|
About this destilado de agave
Maguey Melate Cuixe from Gregorio “Don Goyo” Martinez Garcia was originally release as the September 2019 Mezcalero of the Month agave spirit. While Don Goyo’s production capacity remains quite small (this batch was just 120 liters), he has been bottled by some of the best mezcalerias in Oaxaca City like Mezcalogia.
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.