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Mezcalero Special Bottling No. 6

Mezcalero Special Bottling No. 6 was made by Don Rodulfo Juan Juarez. It was produced using maguey Azul in San Juan del Rio, Oaxaca.

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Brand:Mezcalero Mezcal
NOM:NOM-O14X
Mezcalero:Rodolfo Juan Juarez
Maguey:Azul
Agave:Tequilana
Distillation:Copper
Style:Joven
State:Oaxaca
Town:San Juan del Rio
ABV: 48%
Batch size: 540 liters
Release year: 2023
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About this mezcal

Mezcalero Special Bottling No. 6 was made by Don Rodulfo Juan Juarez. It was produced using maguey Azul (Agave tequilana) in San Juan del Rio, Oaxaca. There were just 540 liters of this distilled in December 2022. The agaves were roasted in an underground pit oven, crushed by horse-drawn tahona, fermented with open air yeasts, and double distilled in a 250 liter copper potstill.

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

2 reviews

COak

COak

228 reviews
Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars3 months ago

Truly a special bottling. The perfect tequila. Nose is real clean, notes of black pepper and floral. Has silky texture, it’s delicate. Tropical, caramel on the palate. Worth a buy.

Jonny

Jonny

703 reviews
Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars6 months ago

This one just keeps getting better the longer it sits on my shelf. When I first opened this bottle it was quite sharp and dense, almost tasting like it was straight off the still and needed some time to rest. I’ve had the bottle for a month now, sipping on it two or three times, and the profile has dramatically changed. I get these aromas of the sweet hard candies you can buy at a movie theater with the hints of fruit, but mostly raw sugar like a Pixie Stick or Runts. The palate still seems like it has some evolution ahead of it, being a bit tightly wound, but it’s progressed substantially since opening. The palate is woody with notes of mesquite, pine, and frankincense. It’s also a bit perfumed with some nice lilac flavor. More notes of toffee, caramel, and sponge cake. I’m going to put this one on the back of the shelf as it keeps getting better with age, maybe grab a second bottle if I can.

This one just keeps getting better the longer it sits on my shelf. When I first opened this bottle it was quite sharp and dense, almost tasting like it was straight off the still and needed some time to rest. I’ve had the bottle for a month now, sipping on it two or three times, and the profile has dramatically changed. I get these aromas of the sweet hard candies you can buy at a movie theater with the hints of fruit, but mostly raw sugar like a Pixie Stick or Runts. The palate still seem

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