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.
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|Category:||Destilado de Agave|
|Town:||Rio de Parras|
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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 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:
- Mezonte Supports Family Producers & Damn Good Mezcal on the K&L Wines Spirits Journal blog