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Sabelotodo Arroqueno – Felix Cruz

Sabelotodo Arroqueno from Felix Cruz was produced in the community of Santa Catarina Minas, Oaxaca.

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Category:Destilado de Agave
Brand:Sabelotodo
Mezcalero:Felix Cruz Angeles
Maguey:Arroqueño
Agave:Americana
Grind:Hand
Distillation:Clay Pot
Style:Joven
State:Oaxaca
Town:Santa Catarina Minas
ABV: 47-52%
Website: https://sabelotodomezcal.com/, opens in new window

About this destilado de agave

Sabelotodo Arroqueno from Felix Cruz was produced in the community of Santa Catarina Minas, Oaxaca. Felix learned to make mezcal when he started working with another mezcalero in Minas when he was 16 years old. By the time he turned 19 years old, he’d established his own palenque, with 3 wooden fermentation vats, and 2 clay pots for distillation. Eventually, his brothers began making mezcal with him and the palenque expanded, taking on the name Palenque La Tentación.

All of their agave is milled by hand with wooden mallets. They do a “dry ferment” for 10-12 days after milling, and then add well water for further fermentation for 10-15 days. The ferment is distilled in small clay pot stills and brought to proof using the heads and tails of the distillate. The ABV will vary between 47-52% depending on the batch. Batch sizes vary between 50-200 liters.

Sabelotodo

Sabelotodo began in 2011 as a project to focus on mirco-regions of Mexico, such as Santa Catarina Minas, Campanilla, Ixcatlán, Tuxcacuesco, Barranca, and some other important regions that have been making agave spirits for a very long time. This project is from the same founder as Mezcal Legendario Domingo.

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Rated 4 out of 5 stars4 months ago

Batch 5A-01 47.9%

Nose: Raisins, figs, chocolate mousse transitions to plenty of earthy, mulchy, apple cider vinegar

Palate & Finish: Milk chocolate up front with a little spice, like Mexican Hot Chocolate, figgy jam, peanut butter, dried orange, grilled peppers, mole, there is a slightly acidic note on the back of palate creating some tart raisin and citrus. Finish is peppery, a bit mineral, root beer, soil, that’s where the clay brings some strong earthy notes all with honey overtones.

Clay pot Americana continues to be one of my favorite expressions out there. This is a great example with an emphasis on the chocolatey fig raisins notes. Sad to hear Felix passed so young earlier this year, RIP.

Batch 5A-01 47.9%
Nose: Raisins, figs, chocolate mousse transitions to plenty of earthy, mulchy, apple cider vinegar
Palate & Finish: Milk chocolate up front with a little spice, like Mexican Hot Chocolate, figgy jam, peanut butter, dried orange, grilled peppers, mole, there is a slightly acidic note on the back of palate creating some tart raisin and citrus. Finish is peppery, a bit mineral, root beer, soil, that’s where the clay brings some strong earthy notes all with honey overtone

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