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Mezcal de Leyendas Maguey Pichumel 750ml

Mezcal de Leyendas Maguey Pichumel 750ml

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The 'El Güero' maestro, José Ortega, is a third-generation mezcalero boasting about 20 years of experience in the artisanal mezcal production field. He crafts outstanding mezcals using both 'pichumel' and 'tobala.'

The Maguey 'Pichumel' mezcal is a blanco mezcal artisanally made from 100% Agave Marmorata. It holds an alcohol volume of 48.2%, packaged in 750mL bottles, and its production is limited.

Tasting Notes

  • On opening, this mezcal exudes a fresh-cut grass aroma with vegetal notes. It offers a palate of raw sugar cane with a pleasantly dry finish.

This mezcal comes from San Luis Atolotitlán, Puebla, a small town in a spectacular nature reserve in the Sierra Madre Oriental, southeast Mexico. This region has a maximum temperature of 34.9°C, an average of 18.4°C, and a minimum of 3.4°C, with an annual precipitation of 432mm.

Mezcal production in Puebla occurs in a facility commonly referred to as a 'Palenque.' The route to this 'Palenque' offers a fantastic journey through the Tehuacán-Cuicatlán Biosphere Reserve, known for having the world's largest cacti concentration. Despite the journey and the challenging regional conditions, the 'Palenque' maintains a yearly production of about 6,000 liters.

The Maguey 'Pichumel' mezcal production process is a work of art. It begins with cooking the agave in a roasting pit and milling it manually using a mallet. The milled agave is then fermented in oak wood vats before undergoing distillation in a traditional copper alembic.

The Maguey 'Pichumel' is made from Agave marmorata, an agave species with a narrow distribution in Mexico. It grows in challenging soils and produces mezcal with distinct mineral, dry flavors. The Agave marmorata yields approximately 1 liter of mezcal per 25 kilograms, with a lifecycle or maturity period of 12 to 20 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.

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. 
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