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Mezcalero No. 26

Mezcalero No. 26 was distilled in April 2018 by Don Valente Angel Garcia in Santa Maria la Pila, Miahuatlán, Oaxaca.

Rating: (3 reviews)
Brand:Mezcalero Mezcal
NOM:NOM-O14X
Mezcalero:Valente Angel García
Maguey:Arroqueño
Agave:Americana
Milling:Shredder
Distillation:Copper
Style:Aged in Glass
State:Oaxaca
Town:Santa Maria La Pila
ABV: 47%
Batch size: 900 bottles
Release year: 2021
Website: https://craftdistillers.com/trade-info/mezcalero-info/, opens in new window

About this mezcal

Mezcalero No. 26 was distilled in April 2018 by Don Valente Angel Garcia in Santa Maria la Pila, Miahuatlán, Oaxaca. It was produced from Maguey Arroqueño (Agave americana). It was bottled in November 2021.

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.

Member rating

4.5 out of 5

3 reviews

Ben P

Ben P

120 reviews
Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars8 months ago

Nose: slightly vegetal and briney, vanilla yogurt, candy cigarettes

Palate: wow, I see what others mean about icing. It’s cinnamon roll with icing, some honeydew melon, candied mangoes, honey spicy peppers, glazed carrots. Early finish has grape juice and then dissipates to rainy asphalt, light mint, tobacco, more icing.

This reminds me of many Cupreatas out there. Really exceptional and less earthy than most arroquenos out there.

JDB

JDB

172 reviews
Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars2 years ago

Tried a small sample at the Mexico in a Bottle event in San Diego a few weeks ago. To be honest, my palate was totally overwhelmed with good stuff that day. But this one did stand out, great lingering finish and solid mouthfeel. One of the best things, of many, that I sampled that Sunday.

COak

COak

229 reviews
Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars2 years ago

The nose is so inviting, strong smells of cake frosting and sweet baked goods. The palate is similar, tastes like vanilla cupcakes it’s delicate but full bodied. Not a huge arroqueno fan but this is special, elite arroqueno. Try any bottle with Don Valente’s name on it, such a treat.

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