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Don Amado Mezcal Rústico 375ml

Don Amado Mezcal Rústico 375ml

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Don Amado Mezcal Rústico 375ML - The flagship expression of the Real de Minas Distillery, Don Amado Rústico is made using the historical method of slowly roasting fully mature Espadín maguey hearts on firewood embers before natural fermentation with airborne yeast and a slow double-distillation in ceramic pot stills.

Tasting Notes

  • Nose: The mezcal exudes clean and crisp aromas of mineral-rich soil, fresh garden herbs, and roasted pineapple, which are classic and immediately transport you to the heart of Mexico. The nose is refreshing and invigorating, offering a glimpse into the complexity of the spirit.
  • Taste: On the palate, the mezcal starts bright with juicy acidity, followed by a full-bodied flavor of minerals and herbs. The sweet undertone of baked fruit adds a layer of complexity, while the woodsy undertones of leather and smoke provide a pleasant balance. The creamy clay finish is a signature of mezcal from Minas and lingers long after the last sip.
  • Method/Background: This mezcal is made using traditional techniques, with agaves cooked in an in-ground stone-lined pit, crushed by a mix of hand and machine, and open-air fermented in 1000 liter wooden vats with natural ambient yeasts for 8-20 days. The spirit is then double distilled in 100-liter clay stills, resulting in a unique and high-quality mezcal that is true to its origins.

This mezcal offers a refreshing and complex taste experience, with balanced fruity, earthy, and smoky flavors characteristic of mezcal from Minas. In addition, the use of traditional production techniques adds a layer of authenticity to the spirit, making it a must-try for mezcal enthusiasts.

  • Master Distiller: Germán Bonifacio Arellanes
  • Approx. 26 Bx Sugars from Angustofolia Haw Espadín maguey grown at 4,800' in municipio of Sta. Catarina Minas, Oaxaca
  • Halved & quartered (cogollo removed) agave earthen roasted for four days using a mix of guamúchil and mesquite wood.
  • Cooked maguey macerated with proprietary blade spindle destrozadora shredder
  • Fermented together with bagaso in 1,400L pine wood vats using airborne yeast strains
  • Double distilled in burner-heated ceramic pot stills to approx. 53% ABV and reduced with triple distilled demineralized water
  • No aging, bottled at 47% ABV
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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.

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Currently, we only ship within California.

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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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