Maguey Melate Cupreata from Federico Valentín Alva Ibáñez is made with agave Cupreata, which he also refers to as Tobala Verde.
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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:||June 2020 batch: 70 liters|
|Website:||https://www.magueymelate.com/, opens in new window|
About this destilado de agave
Maguey Melate Cupreata from Federico Valentín Alva Ibáñez was produced by Don Fede at the age of 95 years old. At the time of production, he’d been distilling for 80 years, having started at the early age of 15.
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.