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Maguey Melate Jabali – Ildefonso Macedas Ginez

Maguey Melate Jabali from Ildefonso Macedas Ginez was originally released as the August 2022 Mezcalero of the Month Club agave spirit.

Rating: (2 reviews)
Category:Destilado de Agave
Brand:Maguey Melate
Mezcalero:Ildefonso Macedas Ginez
Maguey:Jabali
Agave:Convallis
Grind:Hand
Distillation:Copper
Style:Joven
State:Oaxaca
Town:Caltepec
ABV: 56.8%
Age of plant: 8-9 years
Release year: 2022
Website: https://www.magueymelate.com/, opens in new window

About this destilado de agave

Maguey Melate Jabali from Ildefonso Macedas Ginez was originally released as the August 2022 Mezcalero of the Month Club agave spirit. This spirit was produced in the town of Atolotitlan, Caltepec in the state of Puebla. This community has a long history with maguey Jabali, but Ildefonso is one of the first producers in this area to make mezcal with it. Previously, the Jabali’s flowers were eaten as a source of food for well over 100 years.

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.

2 reviews

4.5 out of 5

Rakhal

Rakhal

366 reviews
Rated 4 out of 5 stars1 day ago

ILD-JAB-001. Even after all these years I never cease to be amazed by the seemingly infinite range of flavors that can come out of Agave. This is an incredibly complex Mezcal and tastes nothing like any other Jabali I’ve tasted before. This Mezcal is intensely aromatic, both in smell and in taste. I taste a ton of wood flavors. Somehow this tastes like an Armagnac that had rested in new oak for decades until it became sharply tannic and then reduced until it was highly concentrated. Wow!! These aren’t actually my favorite flavors and I doubt I’ll finish this one quickly but it’s so complex and interesting that I’m glad I have it. Also I can totally see myself growing to love this. Besides the Armagnac notes I get pine cleaner, sandalwood, menthol, new car smell, oak tannins, vinyl upholstery, fabric softener, and dried oregano. I freaking love the Maguey Melate Mezcal Club, keep these unique Mezcals coming!!!

ILD-JAB-001. Even after all these years I never cease to be amazed by the seemingly infinite range of flavors that can come out of Agave. This is an incredibly complex Mezcal and tastes nothing like any other Jabali I’ve tasted before. This Mezcal is intensely aromatic, both in smell and in taste. I taste a ton of wood flavors. Somehow this tastes like an Armagnac that had rested in new oak for decades until it became sharply tannic and then reduced until it was highly concentrated. Wow!! Thes

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Jonny

Jonny

591 reviews
Rated 5 out of 5 stars1 day ago

Batch ILD-JAB-001. Highly floral on the nose. Aromas of coconut, rose water, cloves, vanilla, oranges, baked goods, and jasmine. There’s also this masculine undertone to the nose, smelling like a fresh aftershave. The nose on this is fantastic, ever-evolving, and robust. The palate is a bit vegetative, a little woody, and slightly caramelized. Notes of toasted fennel, honey, butterscotch, brown sugar, green tea, eucalyptus, green pepper, and cedar. This is the most dynamic Jabali I’ve tasted in a very long time (if not ever). This is also much more mellow than the 56.8% ABV had me expecting, but I also generally love +50% mezcal. This is absolutely phenomenal.

Batch ILD-JAB-001. Highly floral on the nose. Aromas of coconut, rose water, cloves, vanilla, oranges, baked goods, and jasmine. There’s also this masculine undertone to the nose, smelling like a fresh aftershave. The nose on this is fantastic, ever-evolving, and robust. The palate is a bit vegetative, a little woody, and slightly caramelized. Notes of toasted fennel, honey, butterscotch, brown sugar, green tea, eucalyptus, green pepper, and cedar. This is the most dynamic Jabali I’v

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