This Maguey Melate Espadin is produced by Rodrigo Martínez Méndez, who is the son of famed maestro mezcalero Gregorio “Don Goyo” Martinez Garcia.
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|Category:||Destilado de Agave|
|Mezcalero:||Rodrigo Martínez Méndez|
|Town:||San Baltazar Guélavila|
|Age of plant:||8 years|
|Batch size:||320 litres (200 turned into Pechuga), February 2020|
|Website:||https://www.magueymelate.com/, opens in new window|
About this destilado de agave
Maguey Melate Espadin from Rodrigo Martínez Méndez is produced in San Baltazar Guelavila. Rodrigo is the son of famed maestro mezcalero Gregorio “Don Goyo” Martinez Garcia, who has produced for several brands, including Nuestra Soledad and El Jolgorio. The father-son duo made this Espadin together in preparation for Rodrigo’s Espadin Pechuga batch for Melate’s Mezcalero of the Month Club. Not only does it showcase how amazing the familiar Espadin plant can be, but it allows club members to compare their Espadin Pechuga to plain Espadin. Compared to the mineral intensity and dry lands of Ejutla and the Oaxaca valley region, this Espadín comes from a mountainous land rich with water and moisture in the air. San Baltazar Guelavila, with its many rolling hills and fresh water streams, showcases the impact of the environment on the agave and its final flavors when distilled.
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.