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Maguey Melate Ensamble – Artemio Garcia Cruz

Maguey Melate Ensamble from Artemio Garcia Cruz was originally released as the May 2021 Mezcalero of the Month Club agave spirit.

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Category:Destilado de Agave
Brand:Maguey Melate
Mezcalero:Artemio Garcia Cruz
Maguey:Cuishe, Espadin, Jabali, Madrecuishe, Pulquero, Tepeztate, Tobala
Agave:Angustifolia, Convallis, Karwinskii, Marmorata, Potatorum
Grind:Tahona
Distillation:Copper
Style:Ensamble
State:Oaxaca
Town:San Dionisio Ocotepec
ABV: 48%
Batch size: Lot ART-ENS-001: 410 liters
Release year: 2021
Website: https://www.magueymelate.com/, opens in new window
About this destilado de agave

Maguey Melate Ensamble from Artemio Garcia Cruz was originally released as the May 2021 Mezcalero of the Month Club agave spirit. This ensamble is a collection of several magueyes: jabali, madre cuixe, pulquero, cuixe, espadin, tepextate, and tobala. It was produced in the beautiful community of San Dionisio Ocotepec, Oaxaca.

Maguey Melate

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.

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Azi

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Rated 4 out of 5 stars4 days ago

Batch ART-ENS-001. 50%. Also came in a 60.9% taster bottle which I will add later on. I believe there is a typo on the bottle; says it is an ensemble of 6 magueys, but I think it may be 7. Anywho, on to the review!
Nose: Pecorino, wet grass, charcoal on said wet grass, smoked salmon, grilled banana.
Taste: goes a whole different direction. Fruit, brown sugar, butter. Honeydew, pineapple, mint, banana, vanilla. syrupy even (are residual sugars a thing in distilled spirits?)
So fun. nose and taste are pretty unrelated, but overall i am a fan. Excited to come back for the higher proof one

Batch ART-ENS-001. 50%. Also came in a 60.9% taster bottle which I will add later on. I believe there is a typo on the bottle; says it is an ensemble of 6 magueys, but I think it may be 7. Anywho, on to the review!
Nose: Pecorino, wet grass, charcoal on said wet grass, smoked salmon, grilled banana.
Taste: goes a whole different direction. Fruit, brown sugar, butter. Honeydew, pineapple, mint, banana, vanilla. syrupy even (are residual sugars a thing in distilled spirits?)
So fun. nose and taste

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