This Maguey Melate Cupreata is one of the last batches ever produced by legendary mezcalero Federico “Don Fede” Alva Ibañez.
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|Category:||Destilado de Agave|
|Mezcalero:||Federico Valentín Alva Ibáñez|
|Town:||San Nicolás Huajuapan|
|Age of plant:||12-14 years|
|Batch size:||FED-CUP-002: 60 liters|
|Website:||https://www.magueymelate.com/, opens in new window|
About this destilado de agave
This Maguey Melate Cupreata from Federico “Don Fede” Alva Ibañez was released as part of a limited edition set that contains some of the very last batches Federico Alva Ibañez made before passing away in March 2021 at the age of 97. Don Fede was a leader in his community by providing numerous generous donations and sharing his wisdom on life.
Don Fede is survived by his daughter Alicia, who was featured as Maguey Melate’s Mezcalera of the Month in March of 2022.
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.