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Maguey Melate Plum Ciruela

Maguey Melate Plum Ciruela from Jaime Moreles Aquino is made with 100% distilled plums. This contains 0% agave.

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Category:Destilado
Brand:Maguey Melate
Mezcalero:Jaime Morales Aquino
Grind:Hand
Distillation:Clay Pot
Style:Joven
State:Oaxaca
Town:Villa Hidalgo Yalala
ABV: 45%
Batch size: Lot JAI-PLU-001: 160 liters
Release year: 2021
Website: https://www.magueymelate.com/, opens in new window
About this destilado

Maguey Melate Plum Ciruela from Jaime Moreles Aquino was produced at his “Yuu Baa, Tierra Caliente” palenque in Villa Hidalgo Yalala, Oaxaca. This spirit contains no agave whatsoever. So why is it on Mezcal Reviews? Maestro Jaime Morales also produces delicious agave spirits and this distilled plum is really interesting. The plums were harvested, but never cooked. Instead, the fruit was squeezed by hand and added to small clay fermentation pots. Once fermented, it was double distilled in a clay pot still.

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.

1 review

3.5 out of 5


TzotollineRaramuri

TzotollineRaramuri

72 reviews
Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars1 month ago

Maestro Palenquero Jose Jaime Morales Aquino, Oaxaca, Eau de Vie de Ciruela Ancestral “Maguey Melate” 160 Lt Batch Jai-Plu001; Bottle #63; 2020; MEXICO.
👀- clear
👃- drying impact, slightly prickling.
Aromas of plum blossom, apricot, peach, nectarine, hay, mint, barnyard, savory plum pit.
Adequate & semi-complex production.
Average length and ordinary character.
👅- coating, astringent and warming effect; sufficient smooth to rough alcohol; medium body.
Primarily sweet & sour taste, with bitter highlights; buttery smoothness.
Flavors of tamarind, hay, barnyard, savory, truffle, pepper, smoked pepper, light clay.
Medium concentration flavor intensity, slight complex character, harmonious balance.
Straightforward and long finish.
Very Good overall impression.

*has a few rough edges, mostly in the alcohol sense, also lacks length, and more plum character on the palate. However, it’s pleasant. It is way more rustic than any plum eau de vie or brandy from Europe. That is not against it. But the lack of plum character in comparison is.

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Maestro Palenquero Jose Jaime Morales Aquino, Oaxaca, Eau de Vie de Ciruela Ancestral “Maguey Melate” 160 Lt Batch Jai-Plu001; Bottle #63; 2020; MEXICO.
👀- clear
👃- drying impact, slightly prickling.
Aromas of plum blossom, apricot, peach, nectarine, hay, mint, barnyard, savory plum pit.
Adequate & semi-complex production.
Average length and ordinary character.
👅- coating, astringent and warming effect; sufficient smooth to rough alcohol; medium body.
Primarily sweet &am

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