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Maguey Melate Tobala – Jaime Moreles Aquino

Maguey Melate Tobala from maestro mezcalero Jaime Moreles Aquino was produced at his “Yuu Baa, Tierra Caliente” palenque.

Rating: (3 reviews)
Category:Destilado de Agave
Brand:Maguey Melate
Mezcalero:Jaime Morales Aquino
Distillation:Clay Pot
Town:Villa Hidalgo Yalala
ABV: 43.1%
Release year: 2019
Website: https://www.magueymelate.com/, opens in new window

About this destilado de agave

Maguey Melate Tobala from Jaime Moreles Aquino was originally released as the October 2019 Mezcalero of the Month agave spirit. Jaime’s mezcal production is very small. He ferments everything in clay pots that are buried in the ground, and distills in tiny clay pots that sit in a small structure surrounded by fruit trees on the side of a steep mountain in Villa Hidalgo Yalala, Oaxaca.

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

3 out of 5

3 reviews



422 reviews
Rated 1 out of 5 stars4 years ago

New tennis shoe, plastic, campfire, grapefruit pith, kaffir lime leaf, peppermint, rubber band. I dislike this intensely.



713 reviews
Rated 4 out of 5 stars4 years ago

Really nice. I like this a lot. Aromas of clay, chalky minerals, lemon, a bit of mint, and iced sweet tea. Also some new sneaker aromas and flavor on this. The palate has musk. This is a John Wayne Tobala with it’s rugged attitude and leathery charm. More clay and cologne on the finish.



385 reviews
Rated 4 out of 5 stars4 years ago

Rose hips, lemongrass, smoke, leather. A great tobala! And tobala’s arent really my fave.

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