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Nacional 1937

In 1937, Mexican President Lázaro Cárdenas created the CFE. At the time, the country’s population was just 18 million, of which only 38 percent had electricity. Today 98.6% of Mexico is serviced by the CFE.

About this mezcal

Nacional 1937 is made with wild maguey Cirial in Santiago Matatlán, Oaxaca. Maestro Mezcalero Celso Martinez Lopez uses traditional mezcal production methods and double-distills this mezcal in a small copper still. This mezcal was named to commemorate the creation of the Federal Electricity Commission (CFE) in 1937.

Nacional Mezcal

Mezcal Nacional is produced utilizing strictly traditional methods, which include baking agave piñas in traditional stone ovens, fermentation in open air wooden vats, and double distillation in copper stills, all under the careful direction of Maestro Mezcalero Celso. Mezcal Nacional is keenly aware that their ability to continue to provide mezcal is inextricably linked to the sustainability of the agave itself. In order to ensure the ability to continue to produce premium quality mezcales from the best agaves, they have begun planting wild agave as part of their reforestation efforts.

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Rated 4 out of 5 stars2 years ago

Lote: N-C0001. Mezcalero: Celso Martinez Lopez.
Nose: Green Pepper, Herbs.
Sip: Melon, Sweet Corn, Tree Sap.
Finish: Light, splashy, bright on the tongue.
Notes: Really fun karwinskii variant. Tried this at Mexico in a Bottle – Denver for the first time just before the pandemic started and it was my favorite of their lineup. Had to grab a bottle after that. Great addition to any karwinskii tasting!



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Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars5 years ago

Fruit syrup sweetness. Dry mint. Lemon. Nice agave Karwinskii wood notes. I enjoyed a small taste at Mezcalito in San Francisco. The bartender was a big fan of this one.

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