Real Minero Barril, Madrecuishe was a Special Selection for The Austin Shaker in Austin, TX and Alamo City Liquor in San Antonio, TX.
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|Town:||Santa Catarina Minas|
|Age of plant:||14-15 years|
|Batch size:||59 liters|
|Website:||https://realminero.com.mx/, opens in new window|
About this mezcal
Real Minero Barril, Madrecuishe was made with 59% maguey Barril and 41% maguey Madrecuishe. This is an Ancestral mezcal, meaning (among other things) that the agave used in this mezcal were milled by hand and distilled in small clay pots. This style of production has been around for centuries and uses absolutely no modern equipment. Produced in March 2018, the entire batch of just 59 litres was allocated for the state of Texas.
Real Minero (previously Mezcal Real Minero) is considered by many to be one of the world’s finest mezcal producers. The Angeles family has been making mezcal for several generations in Santa Catarina Minas, Oaxaca. 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.
In 2020, the brand began dropping the word “mezcal” from their labels. The term “traditional” replaces the CRM “ancestral” designation. Shortly thereafter, the brand officially parted ways with the certification process; all future releases will be labeled as “agave spirits” or something similar. Despite the label changes, nothing significant about their production process has changed over years.
- Real Minero agave nursery tour on Mezcal Reviews
- Real Minero palenque tour on Mezcal Reviews
- 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.