Maguey Melate Deer Pechuga from Julio Topete Becerra was originally released as the November 2022 Mezcalero of the Month Club agave spirit.
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|Category:||Destilado de Agave|
|Raicillero:||Julio Topete Becerra|
|Age of plant:||13 years|
|Batch size:||Batch DEE-JUL-001: 90 liters|
|Website:||https://www.magueymelate.com/, opens in new window|
About this destilado de agave
Maguey Melate Deer Pechuga from Julio Topete Becerra was originally released as the November 2022 Mezcalero of the Month Club agave spirit. This is made with Agave maximiliana. Before the third distillation, maestro Julio added a deer leg and guava fruit to the still. Deer are part of the ecosystem of his 500 acre ranch and he hunts them twice a year. The guava trees grow behind the stills at his taberna.
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.