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Maguey Melate Pelón Verde – Sergio Martinez Rodriguez

Maguey Melate Pelón Verde from Sergio Martinez Rodriguez was originally released as the December 2022 Mezcalero of the Month Club agave spirit.

Rating: (3 reviews)
Category:Destilado de Agave
Brand:Maguey Melate
Mezcalero:Sergio Martinez Rodriguez
Maguey:Pelón Verde
Grind:Tahona
Distillation:Copper
Style:Joven
State:Oaxaca
Town:Santa Maria Ecatepec
ABV: 45.8%
Age of plant: 9 years
Batch size: SER-PEL-002: 320 liters
Release year: 2022
Website: https://www.magueymelate.com/, opens in new window

About this destilado de agave

Maguey Melate Pelón Verde from Sergio Martinez Rodriguez was originally released as the December 2022 Mezcalero of the Month Club agave spirit. This mezcal was produced in the remote community of Santa Maria Ecatepec, Oaxaca, which is about a 5.5 hour drive from Oaxaca Centro. About 8 years ago, Sergio started planting his own Pelon Verde agaves recognizing the flavor profile and biology were drastically different from Espadin.

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.

3 reviews

4 out of 5

Jonny

Jonny

615 reviews
Rated 4 out of 5 stars1 month ago

Lot SER-PEL-002. Aromas of peppermint, black licorice, menthol, spearmint, and vanilla. The palate mostly matches the nose, with notes of fresh peppermint, black licorice, light smoke, rosemary, and Vick’s VapoRub. This is really bright and fresh, light on the palate.

Manning

Manning

18 reviews
Rated 4 out of 5 stars1 month ago

Aroma: new car smell and brand new shoes, some tire rubber in there as well
Taste: Very minty – peppermint chocolate icecream. Hint of herbs in the finish.
Overall: I wasn’t expecting much from the aroma, but I like taste and the honey lavender finish.
Score: 8.5/10

Rakhal

Rakhal

389 reviews
Rated 4 out of 5 stars2 months ago

Update: I’m getting a ton of black licorice off of this now. Good call Jonny!

This is a beautiful expression. Peppermint Altoids, vanilla ice cream, tarragon, thyme, lavender, and sugar snap peas. The mouth feel is thin but the flavors are right on! I dig it.

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