Maguey Melate Tepextate from Reina Sanchez is one of the more sought-after expressions from this epic maestra mezcalera.
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|Destilado de Agave
|San Luis Amatlan
|Age of plant:
|Lot REI-TEP-001: 800 liters
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About this destilado de agave
Maguey Melate Tepextate from Reina Sanchez was originally released as a 50ml taster in the February/March Mezcalero of the Month Club. It was also released in the Melate Store at the same time. Reina’s mezcal can be found in some of the best mezcalerias in Oaxaca City, however her spirits are rarely available for export. Lot REI-TEP-001 was produced in February of 2017 and aged for 4 years before being bottled for release.
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.