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Maguey Melate Sierra Negra – Everardo López Diego

Maguey Melate Sierra Negra from Everardo López Diego was originally released as the July 2024 Mezcalero of the Month Club agave spirit.

Rating: (2 reviews)
Category:Destilado de Agave
Brand:Maguey Melate
Mezcalero:Everardo López Diego
Maguey:Sierra Negra
Agave:Americana
Milling:Hand
Distillation:Clay Pot
Style:Joven
State:Oaxaca
Town:Santa Catarina Albarradas
ABV: 45%
Age of plant: 12-15 years
Batch size: EVE-SIE-002: 100 liters
Release year: 2024
Website: https://www.magueymelate.com/, opens in new window

About this destilado de agave

Maguey Melate Sierra Negra from Everardo López Diego was originally released as the July 2024 Mezcalero of the Month Club agave spirit. Due to the cold temperatures in this region of Oaxaca, mezcaleros will often add wood shavings, Tepehuaje, to the fermentation. That’s the case for this mezcal.

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.

Member rating

4.25 out of 5

2 reviews

les

les

37 reviews
Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars4 days ago

soil, cream, banana, orange, pine, cacao, grapefruit peel, char, mint, clay

Ben P

Ben P

119 reviews
Rated 4 out of 5 stars1 week ago

Nose: Berry fruits, kiwi, tangy and sour, as it sits I get some slightly cheesy elements and a bit of mint, you can tell this had a longer ferment,

Palate & Finish: Fruits on the front of palate, a bit of banana, ripe strawberries, then the clay and earth comes in, ripe tomatoes, bbq sauce, a bit of parmesan, really nice clay minerality on the exit. wet red soil, gravel dust, cocoa powder, and charred peppers to finish it off

This stuff is very good. I’m partial to clay Americana and this lives up to my expectations. Plenty of fruity, earthy, and some of that long ferment tanginess. Great pick from MM.

Being from the same town I can’t help but compare this one to the 5S Alberto Sierra Negra bottling. By themselves they remind me of each other but tasting them together brings out some really cool differences. This one leans into the earthy cheesy side while that is like liquid fruit punch.

Nose: Berry fruits, kiwi, tangy and sour, as it sits I get some slightly cheesy elements and a bit of mint, you can tell this had a longer ferment,
Palate & Finish: Fruits on the front of palate, a bit of banana, ripe strawberries, then the clay and earth comes in, ripe tomatoes, bbq sauce, a bit of parmesan, really nice clay minerality on the exit. wet red soil, gravel dust, cocoa powder, and charred peppers to finish it off
This stuff is very good. I’m partial to clay Americana and

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