Maguey Melate Pechuga from Edgar González Ramirez was produced at a rural palenque outside the tiny community of San Cristóbal Lachirioag, Oaxaca.
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About this destilado de agave
Maguey Melate Pechuga from Edgar González Ramirez was first released as the December 2019 Mezcalero of the Month agave spirit. Edgar is a first generation mezcal producer, but he comes from a long line of sugarcane aguardiente (rum) producers. This pechuga was a special batch that he produced for Maguey Melate. His other mezcal can be found under the name of Mezcal Tosba.
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.