Maguey Melate Lechuguilla from Dolores Gonzalez Torres was originally released as the December 2021 Mezcalero of the Month Club agave spirit.
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|Destilado de Agave
|Dolores González Torres
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|Lot DOL-LEC-001: 340 liters
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About this destilado de agave
Maguey Melate Lechuguilla from Dolores González Torres was originally released as the December 2021 Mezcalero of the Month Club agave spirit. This spirit was produced in Yerbaniz Batopilas, Chihuahua.
This spirit was made with mountain spring water. The agaves were crushed by hand with an ax, fermented in a single underground fermentation vat made over 100 years ago, and distilled with a still made from Higuera wood (dense pinewood more or less).
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.