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Siete Misterios Arroqueno

Siete Misterios Arroqueno is produced with maguey Arroqueno that are milled entirely by hand and distilled in small clay pots.

Rating: (5 reviews)
Brand:Siete Misterios Mezcal
NOM:NOM-O153X
Mezcalero:Alberto Vasquez, Antonio Amador, Don Fernando Damián
Maguey:Arroqueno
Agave:Americana
Grind:Hand
Distillation:Clay Pot
Style:Joven
State:Oaxaca
Town:Sola de Vega
ABV: 49.2%
Age of plant: up to 25 years
Website: https://www.sietemisterios.com/
About this mezcal

Siete Misterios Arroqueno is made with 100% maguey Arroqueno (agave Americana), which is one of the oldest and largest agave that can be used for mezcal production in Oaxaca. These massive agave take up to 20 years to mature, and the mezcal that is made from it has become one of Siete Misterios’ most popular. This mezcal is produced using clay pot distillation and all of the milling is done by hand.

Siete Misterios Mezcal

Siete Misterios was founded in 2010 with the intent of keeping traditional mezcal production at the forefront of the mezcal industry. They produce a wide range of mezcals that all highlight a single agave varietal. They are backed by those who are deeply saddened by the industrialization seen in most tequila and some low-grade mezcal, and they're doing everything in their power to keep the art of the mezcalero alive. The mezcaleros making their bottles change batch to batch, so one batch's bottles may taste entirely different from the next batch's bottles. This gives Siete Misterios a lot of variety in it's bottling as each batch is made by a different person, with agave grown in a slightly different micro-climate, and the mezcal may hold a slightly different ABV. Make sure to check your bottle for these details.

 

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5 reviews

3.8 out of 5


Andy

Andy

38 reviews
Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars4 weeks ago

Nose initially not quite as enticing as the others. Sour, with saltiness, I couldn’t get away from Sauerkraut after I saw the comment. But it grows on you.
Clay, salt, earth with light fruity sweetness.
Glides down very smoothly (as do the other SM clay distills).
Enjoyable.
2013; 48.4%

Mansson

Mansson

71 reviews
Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars5 months ago

Lot ARQ02/14, distilled 2014. As previous reviewers have noted, the smell is quite sour, a bit like wet clothes that have been left for too long in the washing machine. The taste is better, however, although this mezcal is rather closed. There are notes of arrak/rum, tart fruit and rubber. Relatively dry. And, despite the foregoing, it’s rather enjoyable.

BartFargo

BartFargo

21 reviews
Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars1 year ago

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Don Fernando Damian

Nose: The clay has a strong presence alongside sauerkraut, wet leaves, barbecued brisket, green pepper, tomatillo, and sea spray. Also quite pungent, with smoked gouda and bicycle inner tube in the mix.

Palate: Wet clay, leafy greens (spinach, butter lettuce), gun smoke, sauerkraut, clove and oregano. A bit of tangy sweetness somewhere between pineapple and a tart peach. Medium-full bodied.

Finish: Burning leaves, pineapple, green chile, cooked agave, and a touch of dill pickle, trailing off into baked apple and peanut. Astringent, with long length.

When I first opened this bottle, I wasn’t impressed – the clay influence and smoke were far too overpowering. But a few months on and with a good amount of air each time I pour (20+ minutes), it has opened up into an autumnal feast.

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Don Fernando Damian
Nose: The clay has a strong presence alongside sauerkraut, wet leaves, barbecued brisket, green pepper, tomatillo, and sea spray. Also quite pungent, with smoked gouda and bicycle inner tube in the mix.
Palate: Wet clay, leafy greens (spinach, butter lettuce), gun smoke, sauerkraut, clove and oregano. A bit of tangy sweetness somewhere between pineapple and a tart peach. Medium-full bodied.
Finish: Burning leaves, pineapple, green chile, cooked agave, and

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Tyler

Tyler

418 reviews
Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars3 years ago

Sour clay on the nose. There is some vegetal funk and earthiness here. It’s not doing a ton for me, maybe the clay distillation is muting the flavors. Lot ARQ04/15 from 2015.

Jonny

Jonny

445 reviews
Rated 4 out of 5 stars4 years ago

Lot ARQ04/15. Bottle 29/168. Very tasty. Slightly sour on the nose with hints of wild apple and wet grains. The flavor has a lot of clay, but it doesn’t overpower the Arroqueno like it does with other clay pot distilled mezcals. This is really nice with subtle notes of apples, brown rice, and wild yeasts. I’ve enjoyed several Siete Misterios bottles and this one is at the top of the list. At 50% ABV, this is very soft and enjoyable.

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