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Mezcalero No. 6

Mezcalero No. 6 was made with wild and semi-wild agaves Karwinskii (Bicuishe and Madrecuishe) and Rhodacantha (Mexicano) from Don Valente Angel in Santa Maria la Pila.

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Brand:Mezcalero Mezcal
NOM:NOM-O14X
Mezcalero:Don Valente Angel García
Agave:Bicuishe, Madre-Cuishe, Mexicano
Distillation:Copper
Style:Ensamble
State:Oaxaca
Town:Santa Maria La Pila
ABV: 48.7%
Batch size: 816 bottles
Release year: 2012
Website: http://alipususa.com/mezcalero/early-mezcalero/
About this mezcal

Mezcalero No. 6 was made with wild and semi-wild agaves Karwinskii (Bicuishe and Madrecuishe) and Rhodacantha (Mexicano) from Don Valente Angel in Santa Maria la Pila. This was a limited release of just 816 bottles.

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.

1 review

4 of out 5 stars


Tyler

Tyler

283 reviews
2 years ago

Pine, earth, and leather on the nose. Incredible confluence of karwinskii and Mexicano flavors that produce notes of leather, wood, and ash with floral overtones. Don Valente Angel’s signature minerality is present here. This mezcal finishes hot.

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