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Real Minero Barril, Madrecuishe

Real Minero Barril, Madrecuishe was a Special Selection for The Austin Shaker in Austin, TX and Alamo City Liquor in San Antonio, TX.

Rating: (3 reviews)
Brand:Real Minero Mezcal
NOM:NOM-O37X
Mezcalero:Edgar Angeles
Agave:Barril, Madre-Cuishe
Grind:Hand
Distillation:Clay Pot
Style:Ensamble
State:Oaxaca
Town:Santa Catarina Minas
ABV:51.26%
Age of plant:14-15 years
Batch size:59 liters
Release year:2019
Website:https://realminero.com.mx/
About this mezcal

Real Minero Barril, Madrecuishe was made with 59% agave Barril and 41% agave 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 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.

3 reviews

4.2 of out 5 stars


PDutton

PDutton

62 reviews
3 months ago

Lots of cream, minerality, and a decent ashy smoke. Florality like dandelion, some gentle lemon [Pledge], fried plantains. Black raspberries, almost cherry, grass, cedar, vanillas. Decent complexity but the clay profile is the main driving factor. The smoke is a touch acrid.

Good sweetness with grassy tones on top of the agave. Finish is a leaning a little too acrid for me with the ash notes. There’s a tiny hint of peppers, maybe a dried red pepper in there, with mild fresh tobacco as well. The minerals, white pepper, and vanilla linger the longest and provide a rustic retro-nasal experience.

Above average, good depth, but the finish leaves the most to be desired. There’s just a little too much acrid “ashtray” action for the price asked, rating is independent of price to be clear.

Lots of cream, minerality, and a decent ashy smoke. Florality like dandelion, some gentle lemon [Pledge], fried plantains. Black raspberries, almost cherry, grass, cedar, vanillas. Decent complexity but the clay profile is the main driving factor. The smoke is a touch acrid.
Good sweetness with grassy tones on top of the agave. Finish is a leaning a little too acrid for me with the ash notes. There’s a tiny hint of peppers, maybe a dried red pepper in there, with mild fresh tobacco as well. Th

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Jonny

Jonny

347 reviews
4 months ago

ARMBM-02. Bottle 03/78. From March 2018. Very complex and balanced. Aromas of peanut butter, almond, coconut rind, spearmint, and lemon zest. Flavors of Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, dry leaves, rope, a fall day in New England, maple, coffee grounds, mint and hibiscus tea, and wet soil.

Squashplayer

Squashplayer

28 reviews
4 months ago

Very tasty! The 59% Barril in this blend is evident up front with dark chocolate notes and leather. The 41% Madrecuishe comes in for the finish with some herbal minerality. Faint floral notes of fresh roses in the background mixed with wet clay. I am enjoying this one very much. Well worth searching for if you happen to be in Austin or San Antonio where this was released. Bottle 01/78.

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