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Puntagave Rustico Mezcal

Puntagave Rustico Mezcal is produced by Patricio Hernandez in Santiago Matalan and has notes of moderate oak and sweet agave with a long viscous finish of lasting oak and notes of cedar.

Rating: (3 reviews)
Town:Santiago Matatlán
ABV: 44%
Website: https://www.puntagave.com/, opens in new window

About this mezcal

Puntagave Rustico Mezcal follows the traditional method of using underground pits to cook the agave. A fire is started and burns for about 24 hours to heat the volcanic stones that line the pit. The agave hearts are put into the pit and then covered with moist fiber that is left over from the fermentation process. A layer of agave leaves or woven palm leaves cover the fibers and the agave heads are left to cook two to three days. Patricio Hernandez distills this mezcal in Santiago Matalan using copper pot stills. This mezcal has notes of moderate oak and sweet agave with complex aromas of fresh green vegetables and touches of pepper. It has a long viscous finish with lasting oak and notes of cedar.


Puntagave Artisanal produces ultra-premium tequila and mezcal. The company possesses a proprietary “Consistency of Character” through an extraordinary blend and “engineered process.” This process is achieved by the 2nd certified Maestro tequilero in the world, Guillermo Barroso Arnaud. His endeavor to produce the ultimate taste profile involved producing, experimenting, and revising up to 52 batches to get to the desired tasting profile. The mindset is to produce the truest form of Tequila and Mezcal, emphasizing on a high-agave taste profile, even in the aged expression.

Puntagave Rustico is a line of microclimate, terroir-driven spirits of Mexico. The brand focuses on a “complexity of character” rather than the “consistency of characters.” Every controlled denomination of Puntagave Rustico is a unique product of a specific origin, micro-climate, time, and method of production. Older bottles were labeled under the brand name Colectivo Regional instead of Puntagave.

Member rating

3 out of 5

3 reviews



13 reviews
Rated 4 out of 5 stars7 months ago

Lote No. E02 on the hologram (although the back label shows Lot 001). I very much enjoyed this expression. Fresh and light nose, full of agave fragrance. Easy sipper, sweet, vegetal flavors with lots of agave character. Long finish with a little bitterness and mild burn.



144 reviews
Rated 2 out of 5 stars4 years ago

If this didn’t drink so hot for the proof, and was without the astringent plastic forward palate and finish, I think Id like this a lot more. I need to come back to it since this bottle was just opened. I hope it mellows with some air.

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Rated 3 out of 5 stars5 years ago

Lot No. 03E, 42% ABV. A little smoke and soft rubber on the nose, less so on the palate. Clean and sweet, slightly minty, some fresh cracked peppercorn. Feels slippery on the tongue. Easy enough to sip, if not super interesting. Reminds me of Mezcal Union Uno but a little sweeter.

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