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Mezcalero No. 3

Mezcalero No. 3 was made with wild maguey Mexicano and cultivated maguey Espadin by Don Valente Angel in Santa Maria la Pila.

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Brand:Mezcalero Mezcal
Mezcalero:Valente Angel García
Maguey:Espadin, Mexicano
Agave:Angustifolia, Rhodacantha
Town:Santa Maria La Pila
ABV: 47%
Batch size: 780
Release year: 2011
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About this mezcal

Mezcalero No. 3 was made with wild maguey Mexicano and cultivated maguey Espadin.  This mezcal was made by master mezcalero Don Valente Angel in Santa Maria la Pila. He is responsible for many other very high-end mezcals that are distributed under a number a different brands. Given the limited release, this Mezcal is extremely rare.  If you see it, try it.

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.

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Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars3 years ago

Incredible that this still exists on a back bar in 2021 – 10 years after its release. I really enjoyed the minerality and milk chocolate notes. I had with dinner and it wasn’t quite as complex as I expected but it was an enjoyable piece of history nonetheless.



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Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars3 years ago

Was so stoked to see this bottle at Lone Star taco bar in Boston. This ones been sitting in the bottle for quite some time. It’s very soft and velvety. Notes of caramello candy and sweet nectar. This is divine.

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