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Don Amado Mezcal Tepeztate 750ML

Don Amado Mezcal Tepeztate 750ML

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Don Amado Mezcal Tepeztate 750ML - The mezcal is the creation of Master Distiller Germaín Arellanes Arellanes, who has created a truly exceptional and unique mezcal that captures the essence of Tepeztate maguey. It is perfect for anyone who appreciates a high-quality and unique mezcal experience.

Tasting Notes

  • On the nose, it has a combination of candied lime, soft white flowers, and vegetal notes of bell pepper and cucumber skin, complemented by hints of nuts, soft pastry, lightly-charred wood, and minerality. The aroma is well-balanced and inviting, making it a great mezcal for those who appreciate the complexity of flavors.
  • The flavor of the mezcal continues in the same vein, with grilled lemon and lime, sun-baked white flowers, bell peppers, persimmon, squash blossoms, charred oak, and minerals. The flavors are intricately balanced and offer a deliciously perplexing experience that hints at matcha tea and persists in a delicate fade that savors grilled fruit nuances.

The mezcal is made 100% from Tepeztate maguey grown at 4,800' in municipio of Sta. Catarina Minas, Oaxaca. The agave is halved and quartered (cogollo removed) and then earthen roasted for four days using a mix of guamúchil and mesquite wood. The cooked maguey is then macerated with a proprietary blade spindle destrozadora shredder and fermented together with bagaso in 1,400L pine wood vats using airborne yeast strains. It is double distilled in ceramic pot stills to approximately 53% ABV and reduced with triple distilled demineralized water, with no tails. It is not aged and bottled at 46% 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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      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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