Maguey Melate Papalometl from David Rivera Herrera is produced in Santa Maria Ixcatlan, Oaxaca using traditional Ixcateco production methods.
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|Category:||Destilado de Agave|
|Mezcalero:||David Rivera Herrera|
|Town:||Santa María Ixcatlán|
|Age of plant:||8-9 years|
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About this destilado de agave
Maguey Melate Papalometl from David Rivera Herrera was originally released as the January 2020 Mezcalero of the Month agave spirit. David produces in the small, rural community of Santa Maria Ixcatlan, Oaxaca. He producers mezcal using the traditions of this region, which are only followed by a handful of producers today, by fermenting agave in cowhides. David is just a young man and represents the next generation of this type of production.
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.