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Mezcal de Leyendas Maguey Ancho 750ml

Mezcal de Leyendas Maguey Ancho 750ml

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Maestro 'Chícharo' Oscar Obregón is a fourth-generation mezcalero with approximately 15 years of experience in artisanal mezcal production. As the youngest member of the Obregón family, he holds a particular affinity for distilling his mezcal from 'ancho.'

The Maguey 'Ancho' is an artisanal mezcal blanco made from 100% Agave cupreata with an alcohol volume of 46.9%. This 750mL spirit is a limited production item, ensuring an exclusive, top-tier quality experience.

Tasting Notes 

  • Upon opening the bottle, your senses will be enticed by the aroma of cucumber, melon rind, and tropical fruits. As for the flavor, you can expect distinct notes of green plantain, papaya, and black pepper.

The production occurs in Mazatlán, Guerrero, located in southwest Mexico's Sierra Madre Occidental mountains. The area is at an elevation of 1,153 meters above sea level, with a maximum temperature of 39.4°C, an average of 23.5°C, and a minimum of 6.7°C. The region receives about 953mm of rainfall annually.

The production unit, known as the 'Fábrica' in Guerrero, is a shared facility where the Obregón family performs their artisanal mezcal production. Each family member has their alembic within the roasting pit. Despite being a shared facility, the yearly production does not exceed around 12,000 liters, maintaining the exclusivity and quality of the product.

The production process for the Maguey 'Ancho' mezcal is meticulously crafted. The process begins with cooking the agave in a roasting pit, then milling it using a mechanical grinder. The milled agave is then fermented in oak wood vats and distilled in a traditional copper alembic.

The agave used in this mezcal is the Agave cupreata, which is typical for mezcal production in the Balsas River basin, including both Guerrero and Michoacán. The agave, harvested from wild populations as well as plantations, yields around 1 liter of mezcal for every 15-20 kilograms, and it reaches maturity in about 7 to 15 years.   

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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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