Maguey Melate Espadilla & Tobala is made by Don Federico Valentín Alva Ibáñez, who has been producing mezcal for over 80 years.
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About this destilado de agave
Maguey Melate Espadilla / Tobala from Federico Valentín Alva Ibáñez was originally released as the June 2020 Mezcalero of the Month Club agave spirit. This is the first ensamble featured in the club, however this ensamble was a result of spirits being mixed post-distillation. Don Fede is by far the oldest mezcalero featured to date. At the time of this release in June 2020, he’s 95 years old.
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.