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Marca Negra Arroqueno

Marca Negra Arroqueno is made by master Mezcalero Alberto Ortiz in very small batches that are typically limited to around 300 bottles.

Rating: (8 reviews)
Brand:Marca Negra Mezcal
NOM:NOM-O72X
Mezcalero:Alberto Ortiz
Agave:Arroqueno
Distillation:Copper
Style:Joven
State:Oaxaca
Town:Santa Maria La Pila
ABV: 48%
Website: http://www.marcanegra.com/
About this mezcal

Marca Negra Arroqueno is made with 100% wild agave Arroqueno in Santa Maria la Pila. This mezcal is made by master Mezcalero Alberto Ortiz in very small batches that are typically limited to around 300 bottles. The agave Arroqueno gives this mezcal a rich texture that is peppered with notes of oak, vanilla, and tropical fruits.

Marca Negra Mezcal

If a worthy expression of traditional Mezcal is to be found in the most remote village - be it in the Oaxacan Sierra, or the desert of Durango- Marca Negra will go there to make and available for you in its true, original form. Their bottles display specific information on their label, such as the type of agave it is made of. Be sure that it is of 100% pure agave and that the alcoholic volume is above 45%. Another important fact to consider is the region your Mezcal comes from as well as the name of the maestro who distilled it. That is how you know your bottle is unique. Check your bottles for details about each specific batch. Mezcal PhD did a nice blog on these guys - Mezcal Marca Negra: Good Things Are Happening

8 reviews

4.1 of out 5 stars


Nic Hnastchenko on Dec 29, 2018

34 reviews

  • Overall:

Nice green vegetal and super clean. Taking your recommendation with a mezcal by Alberto Ortiz. At Cantina Mayahuel in San Diego

COak on Oct 7, 2018

50 reviews

  • Overall:

4.5 stars. MJ320-15. Another one of Beto Ortiz’s greats. This one made me want to try everything I could from Beto.

thamthong on Sep 24, 2018

46 reviews

  • Overall:

batch MJ20-15, 48.6% abv. smells and drinks like a bourgie candy shop. sweet with a lot of depth… red fruits, banana, bubblegum, flowers, hint of roasted beets, nice hit of salinity. like all don beto mezcals, super clean. finish is a bit short. a great arroqueno. 4.5 stars.

Joseph on Jul 26, 2018

18 reviews

  • Overall:

Batch MJ20-15 – 48.6%
Fragrant, floral, fruity, spicy, citrus, banana, very faint/distant smoke. A soft, tropical quality that is similar to other of Ortiz’s mezcals. Very balanced flavors. A lightly silky mouthfeel with a slight sweetness. Finishes dry with a mild spice and a bit of heat. This is a delicious mezcal with a lot of complexity.

razorbackmike on Apr 2, 2018

91 reviews

  • Overall:

very enjoyable!not much on the nose but is not short on taste.entry is a balance of sweet fruit and root vegetables.no smoke and green pepper mid palate.very bright finish with some salt and agave sweetness.arroquenos seem to be down the middle on taste but i have only tried 3 or 4.this is sweet and savory.a notch above good.

Tyler on Feb 8, 2017

249 reviews

  • Overall:

Delicious arroqueno from Don Beto! Getting some floral notes on the nose. The flavors aren’t overpowering and carry hints of wood, burnt caramel, chocolate, banana. The finish is a bit hot with the alcohol lingering slightly.

Jonny on Feb 8, 2017

275 reviews

  • Overall:

Lot MJ20-15 Bottle 234/600. Very clean with notes of fruit on the nose. The flavor is super bright and vibrant, much like the other bottles (Dobadan and Ensamble) that Don Beto makes for Marco Negra. Flavor notes include plantains, orange pulp, and sweet potatoes. These flavors blend nicely into a very balanced experience through the taste. The mouthfeel is medium-viscous that seems to bounce around to different receptors in the mouth. This is an incredible mezcal.

Marco on Feb 1, 2017

  • Overall:

batch MJ28-15/ 97.2 proof
AROMA: tahini? crushed sesame seed aroma. radish. no smoke apparent. sweet, elusive compact aromas. bright, clean
fruit aromas slow to emerge. hint of tropical ripeness.
hidden whiffs of cherries and banana skin.
PALATE: fine and balanced. elegant and trim. feminine. round with restrained viscosity. seamless, which seems to be Ortiz’s calling card.
no mineral bitterness or bite.
after 12 hours open, firm but with developing earthiness on palate.

batch MJ28-15/ 97.2 proof
AROMA: tahini? crushed sesame seed aroma. radish. no smoke apparent. sweet, elusive compact aromas. bright, clean
fruit aromas slow to emerge. hint of tropical ripeness.
hidden whiffs of cherries and banana skin.
PALATE: fine and balanced. elegant and trim. feminine. round with restrained viscosity. seamless, which seems to be Ortiz’s calling card.
no mineral bitterness or bite.
after 12 hours open, firm but with developing earthiness on palate.

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