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Aguerrido Cupreata Don Benigno 750ML

Aguerrido Cupreata Don Benigno 750ML

Regular price $159.00 USD
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The Aguerrido Cupreata from Benigno Sánchez Gatica is a premium agave spirit produced in El Peral, Guerrero, using the rare and highly prized Agave cupreata. Don Benigno, now 86 years old, employs traditional production methods, cooking the agave in a pit oven, shredding the cooked agave, fermenting with open-air yeasts, and double distilling in a copper alembic still.

The first batch of this agave spirit imported into the US in 2022 was just 95 liters and was rested in glass for six years and 11 months, resulting in a soft and delicate flavor profile.

Tasting Notes

  • On the nose, initial aromas have strong cheesy notes that quickly give way to butterscotch, green peppers, vanilla, and tropical fruits.
  • On the palate, the Aguerrido Cupreata from Benigno Sánchez Gatica offers hints of soft cheese but is mostly fruity, with notes of orange, pineapple, mango, and cantaloupe. There is also an element of Fruit Loops cereal with a hint of black pepper.

this agave spirit is very approachable and a testament to the skill of the legendary mezcalero, Don Benigno. Its unique flavor profile, rare agave variety, and traditional production methods make it a must-try for any agave spirit enthusiast.

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Frequently Asked Questions

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We try to keep the store as updated as possible, but we always get new shipments. So if you don't see what you are looking for, send an email, and we'll check to see what Moose is hiding in the back room.

What is the difference between Tequila & Mezcal?

Tequila is a type of mezcal, much like how scotch and bourbon are types of whiskey.

Tequila and mezcal are both types of agave-based spirits that are popular in Mexico, but there are some key differences between the two. Tequila is made exclusively from the blue agave plant, which is primarily grown in the area surrounding the city of Tequila, about 40 miles northwest of Guadalajara. Mezcal, on the other hand, can be made from any type of agave plant, and is often made using traditional, labor-intensive methods.

One of the most noticeable differences between tequila and mezcal is their flavor. Tequila is typically smooth and subtle, with hints of fruit and spices, while mezcal has a more complex, smoky flavor that comes from the roasting of the agave hearts before they are fermented and distilled.

Another difference between the two spirits is their production process. Tequila is typically made using modern industrial methods, while mezcal is often produced using traditional techniques that have been passed down for generations. This can give mezcal a more authentic, artisanal character.

In general, tequila is considered to be a more refined and sophisticated spirit, while mezcal is often viewed as a more rustic and traditional drink. Both are popular in Mexico and are enjoyed around the world, so the best way to decide which one you like is to try them both and see which one suits your tastes.

Where do you ship to?

Currently, we only ship within California.

Our rates are applicable for orders up to six bottles.

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California Proposition 65 Warning

Drinking distilled spirits, beer, coolers, wine and other alcoholic beverages may increase cancer risk, and, during pregnancy, can cause birth defects. 
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