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Mezonte Michoacan

Mezonte Michoacan is made with maguey Alto, which takes over 15 years to mature and is known to have a very low yield in spirits production.

About this destilado de agave

Mezonte Michoacan is made with maguey Alto (agave Inaequidens) in Rio de Parras, Querendaro, Michoacan. The agave are cooked in a shallow brick oven (if you dig too deep, you hit water), fermented in brick with about 6 liters of pulque, and distilled in a hollowed out tree trunk that has a copper top. This is made by master distiller Jorge Perez. The first batch imported into the US was produced in 2018 at just 285 liters.

See what our friends at Three Minute Tasting had to say about this one: S1:E5 Mezonte Michoacan Agave Spirit Review

Mezonte

Mezonte is a noprofit organization that promotes, supports, and preserves the production and practices of traditional agave spirits. Mezonte’s main objective is to create awareness of the cultural and biological value that these spirits represent. They feature agave spirits from all over Mexico, with an emphasis on Jalisco and Michoacán. Their producers make mezcal, raicilla, barranca, tuxca, sikua, or any other name used for distilled agave in this region. When Mezonte buys a batch from a producer, they only buy 60% of the batch because they want the community and the culture of the community to continue to consume and enjoy as they have for hundreds of years.

Learn more about Mezonte:

7 reviews

4.43 out of 5


donpedro

donpedro

37 reviews
Rated 5 out of 5 stars1 month ago

Lote 2, 2019, 300L

This is phenomenal! Nose is like a combo of a rubber garden hose that has been left in the sun and freshly mowed grass. Plenty of pineapple or other unspecified tropical fruit aromas as well, with some rawhide funk. Wet rose petals and lavender on the palate, with more pineapple and some faint baking spice/cinnamon. Mezonte knocks it out of the park yet again with this find! Very happy to have bought a bottle; one of my new favorites.

Gregg T&T

Gregg T&T

91 reviews
Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars7 months ago

Super fragrant. Notes of bubblegum and spearmint. Finish is complex.

Jonny

Jonny

497 reviews
Rated 4 out of 5 stars2 years ago

Lot 01 from 2018. 285 litres produced. Sour notes of wild apples and vinegar on the nose and palate. The palate expands into charred peaches, burned apples, and charred bananas. Lot of grilled fruits on this and a big Strawberry note throughout. Enjoyed it a great deal.

GreenspointTexas

GreenspointTexas

243 reviews
Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars2 years ago

Cant remember if ive had an Alto raicilla before or not. Anyway, very enjoyable raicilla with notes of apricot, baked bread, and cheese. Absolutely Worth trying

Rakhal

Rakhal

283 reviews
Rated 5 out of 5 stars2 years ago

Lot 01. Strawberries!!! I can’t remember a Mezcal that tasted this much like strawberries! Also anise, caramel, roses, freshly turned soil, and peppermint. The smell was like freshly made cotija cheese.

Squashplayer

Squashplayer

34 reviews
Rated 4 out of 5 stars2 years ago

First nose with a little funk but then turns to sweet flavors of fresh pears and mild mint. Very tasty and quite different. Really enjoyed this new release from rare agave Alto. May have to look hard to find a bottle of this small batch gem

Tyler

Tyler

463 reviews
Rated 4 out of 5 stars2 years ago

Really awesome.. probably just shy of 4.5 stars. Amazing organic sugar notes with flavors of spearmint, raisins, and Orange Julius. Very clean and precise. These batches are small so try it if you see it. Lot 1 from 2018. 285 liters produced.

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