Maguey Melate Mexicano from Fortunato Hernandez was originally released as the October 2022 Mezcalero of the Month Club agave spirit.
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|Category:||Destilado de Agave|
|Town:||San Baltazar Chichicapam|
|Age of plant:||6-7 years|
|Batch size:||Batch FOR-MEX-001: 225 liters|
|Website:||https://www.magueymelate.com/, opens in new window|
About this destilado de agave
Maguey Melate Mexicano from Fortunato Hernandez was originally released as the October 2022 Mezcalero of the Month Club agave spirit. Like many mezcal producers, Fortunato has a deep support system within his family, chiefly his daughter Estella, who is the head of sales and administration for all the family’s mezcal production. She started working in the palenque at age 12 and has been dedicated to the family’s mezcal production ever since. Her father, Fortunato, is a 3rd generation mezcalero who has been producing mezcal since 1990.
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.