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Mezcal de Leyendas Maguey Espadín 750ml

Mezcal de Leyendas Maguey Espadín 750ml

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Maestro 'Leo' A. Hernández, a fifth-generation mezcalero, carries approximately 20 years of experience in artisanal mezcal production. While known for producing excellent mezcals from 'cuishe' and 'coyote,' his Maguey 'Espadín' is particularly notable.

The Maguey 'Espadín' is an artisanal mezcal blanco made from 100% Agave angustifolia, boasting an alcohol volume of 50.1%. Each 750mL bottle is a limited production product, assuring a special and carefully crafted experience.

Tasting Notes

  • Upon opening, this mezcal releases an aroma of lemon grass and fresh herbs. The flavor profile is rich with notes of caramelized fruit and hints of citrus.

The production occurs in San Baltazar Guelavila, Oaxaca, in southwest Mexico's Sierra Madre del Sur mountains. The area, at 1607 meters above sea level, experiences a maximum temperature of 39.5°C, an average of 21.3°C, and a minimum of 5.6°C. The region gets about 753mm of precipitation annually.

An artisanal mezcal facility in Oaxaca is called a 'Palenque.' The 'Palenque' managed by Maestro 'Leo' sits in a splendid location with beautiful views of the surrounding mountains. Despite the breathtaking location, the yearly production is kept under approximately 12,000 liters, ensuring the quality and exclusivity of the mezcal.  

The production process for the Maguey 'Espadín' mezcal is a meticulous labor of love. It starts with cooking the agave in a roasting pit, then crushing it using a stone 'tahona.' The milled agave undergoes natural fermentation in oak wood vats before being distilled in a copper alembic still.

The agave used in this mezcal is the Agave angustifolia, which has the largest distribution of all agave species and is extensively cultivated for mezcal production in Oaxaca. This agave variety yields about 1 liter of mezcal for every 10 kilograms and reaches maturity in about 6 to 8 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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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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