Maguey Melate Tobaziche from Felix Cruz Angeles is made in the small, beautiful community of Santa Catarina Minas, Oaxaca.
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|Category:||Destilado de Agave|
|Mezcalero:||Felix Cruz Angeles|
|Town:||Santa Catarina Minas|
|Age of plant:||15 years|
|Website:||https://www.magueymelate.com/, opens in new window|
About this destilado de agave
Maguey Melate Tobaziche from Felix Cruz Angeles was first released as the July 2020 Mezcalero of the Month Club agave spirit. The maguey Tobaziche (agave Karwinskii) used in this mezcal are wild harvested after taking 15 years to reach maturity. The agave were milled by hand with wooden mallets and double distilled in a clay pot still.
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.