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Mal Bien Arroqueno – Ramos

Mal Bien Arroqueno – Ramos is made by Victor and his son Emanuel. They are the 3rd and 4th generations of the Ramos family.

Rating: (1 review)
Category:Destilado de Agave
Cost:$$$$
Brand:Mal Bien Mezcal
Mezcalero:Emanuel Ramos, Victor Ramos
Maguey:Arroqueno
Agave:Americana
Grind:Tahona
Distillation:Refrescador
Style:Joven
State:Oaxaca
Town:Miahuatlan
ABV: 47.09%
Website: https://www.mezcalmalbien.com/
About this destilado de agave

Mal Bien Arroqueno – Ramos is made by Victor and his son Emanuel. They are the 3rd and 4th generations of the Ramos family to produce mezcal in the Miahuatlán District of Oaxaca, an area famous for its abundance and diversity of A. karwinskii sub-species (madrecuixe, tobaxiche, etc.). The community of Mengoli de Morelos where they live and work has a population of just under 200 people. They are related to the neighboring Cortes family via Victor’s wife (Emanuel’s mother), Cleotilde, whose sister Cesilia is married to Felipe.

A 2020 batch of this Arroqueno from the Ramos family (batch 1119VFR) was an exclusive to K&L Wine Merchants.

Mal Bien Mezcal

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.

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Rakhal

Rakhal

182 reviews
Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars2 weeks ago

Batch: 1119VFR. It’s interesting trying this next to their Sierra Negra because they are both subspecies of Agave Americana. They are similar but the Arroqueño is definitely more mineral and in my opinion not as good. Banana, pineapple, No. 2 pencil, iodine, lavender, anise, and turmeric. An interesting and well made Mezcal.

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