Maguey Melate Sacatoro from Israel Petronilo Apolinar was originally released as the June 2021 Mezcalero of the Month Club agave spirit.
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|Category:||Destilado de Agave|
|Mezcalero:||Israel Petronilo Apolinar|
|Town:||Atenango del Río|
|Age of plant:||6-7 years|
|Batch size:||Batch ISR-SAC-001: 200 liters|
|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 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.