Maguey Melate Tobala w/ Apples from Maria Alicia Alva Sanchez was originally released as the March 2022 Mezcalero of the Month Club agave spirit.
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|Mezcalero:||Maria Alicia Alva Sanchez|
|Town:||San Nicolás Huajuapan|
|Age of plant:||7 years|
|Batch size:||Batch ALI-TOB-001: 315 liters|
|Website:||https://www.magueymelate.com/, opens in new window|
About this mezcal
Maguey Melate Tobala w/ Apples from Maria Alicia Alva Sanchez was originally released as the March 2022 Mezcalero of the Month Club agave spirit. The maguey Tobala used in this mezcal were oversized and greyish in color, likely from some degree of cross-breeding with the Agave cupreata grown nearby. Alicia’s late father, Don Fede, noticed that the Tobala harvested outside of March lacked the sweetness that he liked, so he came up with an apple recipe that helps to balance out the acidity of the Tobala. Don Fede passed on this recipe to only Alicia and her brothers.
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.