Mal Bien Papalote Capón from Don Ciro and Javier Barranca was produced in the community of Chilapa de Alvarez, Guerrero.
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|Category:||Destilado de Agave|
|Mezcalero:||Ciro Barranca, Javier Barranca|
|Town:||Chilapa de Álvarez|
|Batch size:||Lot 0520CB: 36 bottles|
|Website:||https://www.mezcalmalbien.com/, opens in new window|
About this destilado de agave
Mal Bien Papalote Capón from Don Ciro and Javier Barranca was produced in Chilapa de Alvarez, Guerrero. Don Ciro has been distilling agave spirits longer than most mezcaleros have been alive. His grandson Javier, on the other hand, is relatively new to the family business, having spent much of his 20s in “el norte.” Working together for the past 7 years, theirs is a story of tradition, the passing of generational knowledge and its adaptation in a new era.
Lot 0520CB was produced in May 2020 using capon maguey papalote (Agave cupreata) whose quiotes were cut in 2018. The entire batch was just 36 bottles.
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.