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Maguey Melate Mexicano – Berta Vasquez

Maguey Melate Mexicano from maestra mezcalera Berta Vasquez is produced in the community of San Baltazar Chichicapam, Oaxaca.

Rating: (5 reviews)
Category:Destilado de Agave
Brand:Maguey Melate
Mezcalero:Berta Vasquez
Maguey:Mexicano
Agave:Rhodacantha
Grind:Tahona
Distillation:Copper
Style:Joven
State:Oaxaca
Town:San Baltazar Chichicapam
ABV: 45.5%
Age of plant: 12 years
Release year: 2020
Website: https://www.magueymelate.com/
About this destilado de agave

Maguey Melate Mexicano from maestra mezcalera Berta Vasquez was originally released as the March 2020 Mezcalero(a) of the Month agave spirit. Berta is a legend in Oaxaca. She’s been producing mezcal for several decades, something that is still largely patriarchal to this day. She is a pioneer, and the first female producer featured in Maguey Melate’s monthly subscription program.

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.

5 reviews

4.5 out of 5


stigibeu

stigibeu

33 reviews
Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars4 weeks ago

Love love love this. I don’t get as many flavors out of it as the auditor but on balance that’s very similar to my experience. Sad to finish this one.

TheAuditor

TheAuditor

33 reviews
Rated 4 out of 5 stars4 months ago

Batch: BER-MEX-001

Nose: Briny, Raspberries, Vanilla Frosting, slight earth, campfire smoke, cream cheese,

Palate: Thick tingly mouthfeel, Raspberries, tart blueberries, vanilla frosting, cream cheese, campfire smoke, brine, mineraly, Dark chocolate,

Finish: Medium length, tart blueberries, vanilla cream, cream cheese, nutmeg, light campfire smoke, dark chocolate,

This stuff packs quite a punch and is full of flavor, lots of rich deep fruits, dark chocolate, and savory spice and minerals in there. I wish I had been in the club when this came out because this stuff is fantastic.

Batch: BER-MEX-001
Nose: Briny, Raspberries, Vanilla Frosting, slight earth, campfire smoke, cream cheese,
Palate: Thick tingly mouthfeel, Raspberries, tart blueberries, vanilla frosting, cream cheese, campfire smoke, brine, mineraly, Dark chocolate,
Finish: Medium length, tart blueberries, vanilla cream, cream cheese, nutmeg, light campfire smoke, dark chocolate,
This stuff packs quite a punch and is full of flavor, lots of rich deep fruits, dark chocolate, and savory spice and minerals in ther

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Wild Common

Wild Common

7 reviews
Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars5 months ago

Lot:Ber-Mex-001. This is superb. Ripe bananas and chocolate on the nose. Warm inviting mid-palate with a clean, sweet, herbal finish. Just fantastic. Salud Berta! ___93

Rakhal

Rakhal

198 reviews
Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars6 months ago

I got to go to her Palenque to pick this batch up and it wasn’t my favorite among the many expressions she had to taste, but every time I taste it now it gets better. Banana, slate rock, rock salt, spearmint, ginger, cinnamon. Really good Mexicano.

GreenspointTexas

GreenspointTexas

211 reviews
Rated 5 out of 5 stars6 months ago

The absolute sure-fire A#1 release from Maguey Melate. May be the best mexicano ive ever had. Definitely the best Berta ive had. Just incredible stuff. Almost too much to list. In short: it packs a punch in flavor with not a lot of heat or harshness. Stellar!

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