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Real Minero Sierrudo

Real Minero Sierrudo is made with maguey Sierrudo that were saved from local extinction over two decades ago by the Angeles family that produces Real Minero.

Rating: (8 reviews)
Brand:Real Minero
Mezcalero:Edgar Angeles
Distillation:Clay Pot
Town:Santa Catarina Minas
ABV: 49.2%
Age of plant: 18-25 years
Website: https://realminero.com.mx/, opens in new window

About this mezcal

Real Minero Sierrudo is made by maestro Edgar Angeles with maguey Sierrudo, which is a lighter hued subspecies of the massive agave Americana (related to Arroqueno and Sierra Negra). In Santa Catarina Minas, this agave takes from 18 to 25 years to mature. Two decades ago, the Sierrudo variety was nearly extinct in this region. It’s thanks to the efforts of mezcaleros with a preservationist perspective, like the Angeles family of Real Minero, that this agave is still available today. As with all Real Minero, this agave is harvested sustainably to allow for re-plantation and future distillation.

Real Minero

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.

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4.38 out of 5

8 reviews

Zack Klamn

Zack Klamn

542 reviews
Rated 4 out of 5 stars2 years ago

ABV: 50.92% (Tahona Mercado Exclusive Batch)
Nose – Fruity. Subtle clay. A sweet, medicinal note that reminds me of a grape cough medicine (that I actually liked) when I was younger.

Palate – Raisinets, clay and campfire ember the whole way. Insanely long finish. This was only a 1 oz. sample and I found it straight forward (maybe not enough to dig into any complexities I missed). Delicious though!



229 reviews
Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars2 years ago

Red apple notes on the nose. Big apple cider and donuts on the palate. Great mezcal to sip in the fall.



8 reviews
Rated 5 out of 5 stars3 years ago

Bottle 27/65 batch RMS-02. Just wow.



385 reviews
Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars3 years ago

Ive said it before and ill say it again. Real Minero is the best mezcal brand that distributes to the United States. Edgar doesnt make a bad distillate. Baller

Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars4 years ago

Batch RMS-02, bottle 35/65, harvest 2016.

Flavors bursting out of the gates on the nose, unlike some clay pot distillates you might encounter. Lots of dynamic complexity on the palate, just as many ripe fruit notes as there are mineral qualities and a ton of fresh blossomed flowers. A serious dram of agave spirit.



33 reviews
Rated 5 out of 5 stars4 years ago

Blind tasted this alongside a random assortment of other top tier mezcals (Vago Ensemble Tepe/Sierra Negra, Vago Tobala en Barro, and Mal Bien Coyote). This was my favorite by a decent bit. Fruity minerality up front, full bodied with serious depth. Ripe peach and wet clay across the palate. Lively palate too with a long finish. I wanted to finish it and never finish it. RMS-02.



421 reviews
Rated 4 out of 5 stars5 years ago

RMS-01. Flowers and spices! Clove, caramel, and black pepper. Nice.



71 reviews
Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars5 years ago

Lot RMS-02, distilled March 2016. Very flavourful, both sweet and spicy. Notes of tropical fruit stand out, on the nose as well as on the palate. There is also some spicy tobacco and citrus notes. Long finish. Delicious!

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