Mal Bien Zacatoro 750ML
Mal Bien Zacatoro 750ML
Mal Bien Zacatoro 750ML - Consistently one of the most sought-after expressions, it doesn’t help that the batches of zacatoro that we’ve bottled were tiny (>50 bottles). At 22 cases for the USA, this “big” batch should help at least a few new people experience the beauty of this a. Angustifolia varietal native to Guerrero.
Don Ciro has been distilling agave spirits longer than most mezcaleros have been alive. On the other hand, his grandson Javier is relatively new to the family business, having spent much of his 20s in “el Norte.” Working together for the past 7 years, theirs is a story of tradition, the passing of generational knowledge, and its adaptation to a new era.
Like other mezcaleros in the region, the Barranca family works mainly with maguey papalote; they also have Chilapa’s largest collection zacatoro (local A. angustifolia variant).
Frequently Asked Questions
Is all your inventory online?
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.
For more information go to - www.P65Warnings.ca.gov/alcohol.