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Maguey Melate Espadilla – Don Fede Collector’s Box

Maguey Melate Espadilla is one of the last batches of mezcal ever produced by legendary mezcalero Federico “Don Fede” Alva Ibañez.

Rating: (1 review)
Category:Destilado de Agave
Brand:Maguey Melate
Mezcalero:Federico Valentín Alva Ibáñez
Maguey:Espadilla
Grind:Shredder
Distillation:Copper
Style:Joven
State:Puebla
Town:San Nicolás Huajuapan
ABV: 54%
Age of plant: 10 years
Batch size: FED-ESP-002
Release year: 2022
Website: https://www.magueymelate.com/, opens in new window

About this destilado de agave

This Maguey Melate Espadilla 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

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.

1 review

4 out of 5

Tyler

Tyler

570 reviews
Rated 4 out of 5 stars3 months ago

Delicious mezcal. The heat isn’t too powerful. Tastes like an Americana or Angustifolia to me. One of the better releases from the late Don Fede.

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