Mezcalero No. 19 was aged for over two years in glass after distillation. The glass aging leaves this mezcal incredibly composed.
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|Mezcalero:||Baltazar Cruz Gomez|
|Style:||Aged in Glass, Joven|
|Town:||San Luis del Rio|
|Batch size:||666 bottles|
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About this mezcal
Mezcalero No. 19 was distilled in March 2015 by Don Baltazar Cruz Gomez in San Luis del Rio. This mezcal was made with maguey Cirial and maguey Espadin. After distillation, this mezcal spent 2+ years en vidrio. There were 666 bottles released in 2018 at 47.8% ABV.
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.
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