Maguey Melate Pechuga from Rodrigo Martinez Mendez is made using Maguey Espadin (Agave Angustifolia) in San Baltazar Guelavila.
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|Destilado de Agave
|Rodrigo Martínez Méndez
|San Baltazar Guélavila
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About this destilado de agave
Maguey Melate Pechuga from Rodrigo Martinez Mendez was originally released as the November 2020 Mezcalero of the Month Club agave spirit. Rodrigo is a 2nd generation maestro mezcalero, and he is the son of famed maestro mezcalero Gregorio “Don Goyo” Martinez Garcia. He’s been producing since 2013 at their palenque in San Baltazar Guelavila, Oaxaca.
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.