Mal Bien Alto is the brand’s first release produced by Don Isidro Rodriguez Montoya in Rio de Parras, Michoacán.
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|Category:||Destilado de Agave|
|Brand:||Agave Mixtape, Mal Bien|
|Mezcalero:||Isidro Rodriguez Montoya|
|Town:||Rio de Parras|
|Batch size:||1019IRM: 266 bottles|
|Website:||https://www.mezcalmalbien.com/, opens in new window|
About this destilado de agave
Mal Bien Alto is produced by Don Isidro Rodriguez Montoya in Rio de Parras, Michoacán. Don Isidro’s Alto defies a lot of stereotypes of mezcal from Michoacán, specifically its clean, mineral-driven character, and lack of funky lactic notes. Isidro avoids the cheesy notes by creating relatively fast fermentations. Some producers in the region will ferment for 30+ days, while Isidro ferments for just 8-10 days. He achieves this by adding a couple liters of pulque to every thousand liters of mashed agave. Don Isidro is a first generation Mezcalero who didn’t take up the craft of distilling agave until he was 19 years old. After sharing the communal vinata for 14 years, he built his own vinata in 2015, where he currently distills all his agave.
This Mal Bien Alto was released both as an independent bottle and as part of Agave Mixtape Volume 3.
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Since 2016, the Mal Bien team has been traveling Mexico, driving off the map and into mountains filled with treacherous roads, police officers of questionable moral character, feral dogs, indigenous languages, narcos, ancient relics, machete wielding protestors, insect based meals, mudslides, blockades, corrupt politicians, and many of the world’s kindest, funniest, most brilliant people. In addition to some hard to believe stories, they’ve connected with a wide variety of traditional producers, whose mezcal is now bottled and exported under the Mal Bien name.