Maguey Melate Ensamble from Lorenzo & Tomas Virgen was originally released as the October 2023 Mezcalero of the Month Club agave spirit.
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|Category:||Destilado de Agave|
|Mezcalero:||Lorenzo Virgen, Tomas Virgen|
|Maguey:||Cenizo, Ixtero Amarillo|
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About this destilado de agave
Maguey Melate Ensamble from Lorenzo & Tomas Virgen was originally released as the October 2023 Mezcalero of the Month Club agave spirit. This ensamble is made from primarily Ixtero Amarillo, Cenizo, and what the producer refers to as “Mezcal Negro.” This region of Jalisco has incredibly rich and fertile volcanic soil, so many of the agaves in this region are grown amongst other edible crops.
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.