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Maguey Melate Sacatoro – Israel Petronilo Apolinar

Maguey Melate Sacatoro from Israel Petronilo Apolinar was originally released as the June 2021 Mezcalero of the Month Club agave spirit.

Rating: (3 reviews)
Category:Destilado de Agave
Brand:Maguey Melate
Mezcalero:Israel Petronilo Apolinar
Town:Atenango del Río
ABV: 48%
Age of plant: 6-7 years
Batch size: Batch ISR-SAC-001: 200 liters
Release year: 2021
Website: https://www.magueymelate.com/, opens in new window
About this destilado de agave

Maguey Melate Sacatoro from Israel Petronilo Apolinar was originally released as the June 2021 Mezcalero of the Month Club agave spirit. This spirit is the first Melate release from the state of Guerrero, Mexico. Maestro Israel produced this in the community of Temalac, Guerrero in May 2020. The agaves cooked in a pit oven for 3 days, were ground by hand, and double distilled in a copper 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.

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Rated 5 out of 5 stars5 hours ago

Another beautiful one. Limes dipped in curry powder. Cumin, cardamom, turmeric, anise. Lemon verbena, lime zest. omg…is this what an Amba & Mezcal cocktail would taste like???



311 reviews
Rated 4 out of 5 stars5 days ago

This is the third Sacatoro I’ve had from Guerrero and they’ve all had this delicious deep dark sweetness to them. Prune juice, Fig Newtons, fresh cut lumber, Mango Kerns Nectar, strawberry pie filling, and almond butter. I can’t wait for more Sacatoro Mezcals to hit the states! Guerrero makes some incredible Mezcal!!



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Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars1 week ago

Lot ISR-SAC-001. Phenomenal spirit! I’ve really been enjoying mezcal from Guerrero recently and this is no exception. Aromas of lemon peel, vanilla bean, cinnamon, paprika, cumin, cilantro, and cashews. The palate is viscous with a bit of anise, strawberry cream, orange soda, mango, and ground pepper. This is dynamic and complex, highly enjoyable.

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