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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|Brand:||Real Minero Mezcal|
|Agave / Maguey:||Barril, Madrecuishe|
|Town:||Santa Catarina Minas|
|Age of plant:||14-15 years|
|Batch size:||59 liters|
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.
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.