Maguey Melate Tepextate from Gregorio Martinez Garcia was a special release that was distilled in a copper pot still in San Baltazar Guelavila, Oaxaca.
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|Category:||Destilado de Agave|
|Mezcalero:||Gregorio “Don Goyo” Martinez Garcia|
|Agave / Maguey:||Marmorata, Tepeztate|
|Town:||San Baltazar Guélavila|
|Age of plant:||25-30 years|
|Batch size:||180 litres|
About this destilado de agave
Maguey Melate Tepextate from Gregorio Martinez Garcia was a one-off release that was available only in the Melate Bottle Shop. This limited release was a batch of just 180 litres. The maguey Tepextate (agave Marmorata) used in this mezcal took approximately 25-30 years to reach maturity.
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