The Emigdio ensambles vary in the agave used to make them, and the ABV will also very by batch. Check your bottle for details.
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|Mezcalero:||Emigdio Jarquín Ramirez|
|Maguey:||Cuishe, Espadin, Madrecuishe, Tepeztate, Tobala|
|Agave:||Angustifolia, Karwinskii, Marmorata, Potatorum|
|Website:||https://www.mezcalvago.com/, opens in new window|
About this mezcal
The Vago Ensamble with a blue label comes from Emigdio Jarquín Ramírez in Miahuatlan, Oaxaca. While Vago has produced Ensamble en Barro from Tio Rey for many years, and a few ensambles from Aquilino have been released over the years, Emigdio’s ensambles began hitting the market in 2018. They are a blend of everything you’d love about any Emigdio single-varietal release, and they give him an opportunity to showcase some different distillations.
|E-02-CET-18||Cuixe 47%, Espadin 35%, Tepeztate 18%|
|E-04-TOBM-18||Tobala 55%, Mexicano 45%|
|E-08-CE-18||Cuixe 55%, Espadin 45%|
|E-15-MEC-18||Mexicano 45%, Espadin 44%, Cuixe 8%|
|E-23-MCC18||Madrecuixe 51%, Cuixe 49%|
Mezcal Vago began when co-founder Judah Kuper visited a hospital in Oaxaca, Mexico. He fell in love with the nurse who treated him. Her father, Aquilino Garcia, was a sustenance farmer who also produced mezcal. Judah and Aquilino, along with Judah's longtime friend Dylan Sloan, launched Mezcal Vago. In 2013, their first exported bottles arrived in Texas. Each of their mezcals is produced naturally in a traditional palenque with no additives. The brand aims to empower both the master craftsmen with a celebration of his art. Also the consumer by giving them the knowledge they need to find a great mezcal. The brand plants 3 agaves for each single agave they harvest. Their goal is to end the use wild agave by 2025 for most of their releases.
In 2017, Mezcal Vago began using different color labels for their different mezcaleros. Emigdio Jarquin (blue label) distills in copper with refrescador. Aquilino and Joel Barriga (tan and gold labels respectively) distill in copper. Tio Rey (red label) distills in clay pots. All their mezcaleros use different water sources and make different distillation cuts. In 2018, Mezcal Vago established an investment partnership with Samson and Surrey. With the new partnership, each Mezcal Vago mezcalero has a stake in Samson and Surrey.
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