Maguey Melate Plum Ciruela from Jaime Moreles Aquino is made with 100% distilled plums. This contains 0% agave.
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|Mezcalero:||Jaime Morales Aquino|
|Town:||Villa Hidalgo Yalala|
|Batch size:||Lot JAI-PLU-001: 160 liters|
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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 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.