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Mal Bien Zacatoro – Barranca

Mal Bien Zacatoro from Don Ciro and Javier Barranca was produced in the community of Chilapa de Alvarez, Guerrero.

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Category:Destilado de Agave
Brand:Mal Bien Mezcal
Mezcalero:Ciro Barranca, Javier Barranca
Maguey:Zacatoro
Agave:Angustifolia
Grind:Shredder
Distillation:Copper
Style:Joven
State:Guerrero
Town:Chilapa
ABV: 51.3%
Batch size: Lot 0320CB: 24 bottles
Website: https://www.mezcalmalbien.com/, opens in new window
About this destilado de agave

Mal Bien Zacatoro from Don Ciro and Javier Barranca was produced in the community of 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. This release is made with semi-cultivated maguey zacatoro (Agave angustifolia).

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.

1 review

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Rakhal

Rakhal

284 reviews
Rated 5 out of 5 stars4 weeks ago

Lot: 0320CB. This is a very special Mezcal. Maybe my favorite expression of Agave Angustifolia that I have ever had. It starts out green but then quickly transforms into this deep rich sweetness that is just beautiful. It’s like an incredibly complex brown sugar, or maybe 10 different brown sugars made from 10 different types of sugar cane. There’s also sticky sweet dates, figs, and prunes. I love this so much. Apparently the batch only yielded 24 bottles, if you see this for sale don’t hesitate.

Lot: 0320CB. This is a very special Mezcal. Maybe my favorite expression of Agave Angustifolia that I have ever had. It starts out green but then quickly transforms into this deep rich sweetness that is just beautiful. It’s like an incredibly complex brown sugar, or maybe 10 different brown sugars made from 10 different types of sugar cane. There’s also sticky sweet dates, figs, and prunes. I love this so much. Apparently the batch only yielded 24 bottles, if you see this for sale don’t he

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