Maguey Melate Tobala from maestro mezcalero Jaime Moreles Aquino was produced at his “Yuu Baa, Tierra Caliente” palenque.
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|Category:||Destilado de Agave|
|Mezcalero:||Jaime Morales Aquino|
|Town:||Villa Hidalgo Yalala|
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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 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.