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Mezcalero No. 10

Mezcalero No. 10 is made from semi-wild agave Sierra Negra. This special mezcal is made by distiller Rodolfo Juan Juarez in San Juan del Rio.

Rating: (2 reviews)
Brand:Mezcalero Mezcal
Mezcalero:Rodolfo Juan Juarez
Agave:Sierra Negra
Town:San Juan del Rio
Batch size:858 bottles
Release year:2014
About this mezcal

Mezcalero No. 10 is made from semi-wild agave Sierra Negra.  This special mezcal is made by distiller Rodolfo Juan Juarez in San Juan del Rio. It is rare, as only 858 bottles were produced.  It has a 46.7% ABV.

Mezcalero Mezcal

Each Mezcalero bottling is true to the fundamental batch nature of artisan Mezcal production. Each bottling is distilled from a single integral batch of agaves that are at least 50% wild or semi-wild, and usually 100%. These “silvestre” agaves take a lot of work to harvest: searching for days in the mountains, packing the agaves back on burros. After that, it takes a month of continuous labor to produce a single batch of Mezcalero, usually 600-700 bottles. Mezcalero is both a brand and an intention. The brand is a way for talented artisan distillers to work with, and gain part of their livelihood from, some very special agaves. The intention goes deeper: to help preserve a way of distilling that is also a way of life, deeply linked to the distiller’s family, to his social environs, to his pueblo, to an entire way of life largely deriving from indigenous culture that is at risk of rapid deterioration under pressure from the modernization of Mexico.

2 reviews

3 out of 5



375 reviews
4 years ago

Mezcal made from Sierra Negra agave is a rare thing and worth seeking out because it is so unique. This Mezcalero edition has a velvety mouthfeel. The taste is peppery, firewood, and a bit of peat – lots of spice like a tepextate but lacking the vegetal notes of the tepextate (in my experience). The finish is a bit hot for a 46% ABV.



406 reviews
4 years ago

Not as suave as other Sierra Negra mezcal. It’s a bit ashy with lots of mineral notes and a dry mouth feel. There’s a slight hint of baked apples on the nose, and the apple fruit comes through in the taste with hints of charred orange peel and smoke. It’s a good mezcal, but not one of my favorites from Mezcalero.

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