Maguey Melate Tobala from Abel Quiroz is the first wild agave from this maestro mezcalero to be released outside of Mexico.
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|Destilado de Agave
|Sola de Vega
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About this destilado de agave
Maguey Melate Tobala from Abel Quiroz was originally released as the September 2020 Mezcalero of the Month Club agave spirit. The maguey Tobala (agave Potatorum) used in this mezcal are wild, having a relatively large size and short maturity time in the climate of Sola de Vega. The majority of the Tobala in this initial batch were capon, meaning that the quiote was cut off, allowing the sugars to concentrate in the agave piña before it was harvested. For this batch, the agaves were left to sit for over a year before being harvested.
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.