Maguey Melate Tobaziche is made by Felix Angeles, who’s family has been distilling agave spirits in olla de barro (clay pot) stills for over 100 years.
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|Category:||Destilado de Agave|
|Mezcalero:||Félix Ángeles Arellanes|
|Town:||Santa Catarina Minas|
|Age of plant:||10-12 years|
|Website:||https://www.magueymelate.com/, opens in new window|
About this destilado de agave
Maguey Melate Tobaziche from Felix Angeles was first released as part of the Maguey Melate Signature Box. Felix is somewhat of a household name in the agave spirits industry as it seems that no matter who you talk to who has visited Oaxaca, they’ve all visited Don Felix. That said, his mezcal has very rarely been bottled for export, even though it remains some of the most finely produced mezcal in all of Santa Catarina Minas, an area known for it’s skilled producers and clay pot distillation.
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.