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Pal’alma Nuevo León

Pal’alma De Castilla is produced by distiller Jorge Torres in the state of Nuevo León using Agave americana and fermented with pulque.

Rating: (3 reviews)
Category:Destilado de Agave
Mezcalero:Jorge Torres
State:Nuevo León
ABV: 50%
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About this destilado de agave

Pal’alma De Castilla is produced by distiller Jorge Torres in Santiago, Nuevo León using Agave americana. Due to the colder climate, a large amount of pulque is added to the fermentation instead of water, the final mix is about 40% roasted agave fiber and 60% pulque. The main agave in this region is “De Castilla” – Agave americana. The addition of pulque to the fermentation makes this mezcal incredibly unique in terms of aroma and flavor.

Bottles exported to the USA will have brown labels. Bottles released elsewhere have white labels with a Mexican Eagle, native to the region of Nuevo León.


Pal’alma (or Mezcalito Pal’alma) is curated by Erick Rodriguez. Erick also bottles under the brand Almamezcalera. Known by many as the Indiana Jones of Mezcal, Erick Rodriguez works with agave spirits producers from the 20+ states of Mexico. Anywhere he finds agave fields and a freshwater stream, there’s a good chance that someone is making mezcal nearby. He has a private tasting room in Mexico City, which we visited in 2017, and wrote about in our post Almamezcalera & Mezcalito Pal’alma.

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45 reviews
Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars3 weeks ago

Botella: 26/72
Lote: 22
50% ABV
Warming with slight prickle on initial nasal impact.
Liquid Mexican street corn on aroma and flavor. Corn, chili powder, butter and Cotija cheese (provides the lactic/briney note). This is due to the 60% pulque used in fermentation. Buttery mouthfeel. Can’t believe this is 50% ABV. Another excellent mezcal from Pal’ alma



7 reviews
Rated 5 out of 5 stars6 months ago

Super interesting. Smashed young sugarcane on the nose. Almost like a mash of asparagus stock but sweet. Super funky. A little sweet, almost tropical. I enjoyed it a lot.

Zack Klamn

Zack Klamn

542 reviews
Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars12 months ago

Nose – Cherry Sweet Tart candy. Lactic with a light aroma of soured farm cream.

Palate – Too sour tasting for my liking.

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