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Real Minero Arroqueno

Real Minero Arroqueno is made with agave Arroqueno, which can take upwards of 20 years to mature. This Mezcal is made sustainably in very small batches.

Rating: (3 reviews)
Brand:Real Minero Mezcal
Mezcalero:Don Lorenzo Angeles, Edgar Angeles
Distillation:Clay Pot
Town:Santa Catarina Minas
Age of plant:20 years
About this mezcal

Real Minero Arroqueno is a very rare find as it is only made in extremely small batches.  The agave Arroqueno takes an exceptionally long time to mature, which makes the sustainable production of this type of Mezcal a real challenge.  Fortunately, Graciela, who runs Real Minero Operations, has a keen eye for sustainability in business.  She is careful to continue her family’s tradition in the most environmental and ethical fashion possible.

Real Minero Mezcal

Real Minero is considered by many to be one of the world's finest Mezcal producers. The family has been making mezcal for several generations in Santa Catarina Minas, and they're known both in Mexico and abroad for creating some of the best bottles available. All of their mezcal is made in small clay pot stills, and almost all of it is rested in glass for several months before bottling, giving the mezcal a much softer character. Outside of creating great spirits, they also have one of the largest and most diverse sustainable agave reforestation programs. With the help of the community, they've been able to rescue several agave varieties that were previously thought to be extinct. The ABV of each batch may vary slightly, so check your bottle for details.

Read more about our visit to the Real Minero Agave Nursery and Palenque Tour.

Listen to Graciela Angeles Carreño talk about her family's production on the Show De Vie Podcast: Ep 291 – Graciela Angeles Carreño – The Real Thing.

3 reviews

4.7 of out 5 stars



148 reviews
5 months ago

RMA-08. My favorite Real Minero. Very complex, interesting, well made Mezcal. Love this one!



393 reviews
12 months ago

RMA-05 from 2016. Bottle 126/133. Aromas of spearmint, banana bread, and cantaloupe. The palate is incredible. It’s nutty with hints of rawhide and blueberry muffins. A little meaty and thick with notes of leather and mud. Minty finish. Super hard to find this but worth the hunt!



170 reviews
1 year ago

2013 vintage

Extremely complex

Long awesome finish

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