Maguey Melate Velato is produced by mezcalero Agustin Guendulain Maya, who has been featured at many of Oaxaca’s finest mezcalerias, like Mezcaleria Cuish.
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|Destilado de Agave
|Agustin Guendulain Maya
|San Luis Amatlan
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About this destilado de agave
Maguey Melate Velato from Agustin Guendulain Maya was originally released as the August 2019 Mezcalero of the Month agave spirit. The maguey Velato also goes by the name “Maguey de Lumbre” (maguey of fire), because it turns a yellow-orange when reaching maturity. To Agustin’s knowledge, this is the only agave whose piña turns such yellow-orange when sprouting a quiote.
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.