Mezcal de Leyendas Maguey Tobalá 750ml
Mezcal de Leyendas Maguey Tobalá 750ml
Maestro 'Aarón' Aarón Robles, a first-generation mezcalero, brings approximately 15 years of experience in artisanal mezcal production. While he has a knack for working with 'tobala,' he is also recognized for producing an excellent 'espadin.'
The Maguey 'Tobalá' is an artisanal mezcal blanco made from 100% Agave potatorum, boasting an alcohol volume of 48.7%. This 750mL spirit is a limited production item, ensuring a unique and carefully crafted experience.
- Upon uncorking the bottle, you'll be greeted by the aroma of honey, floral notes, and a whiff of light smoke.
- This mezcal exhibits a complex flavor profile on the palate with sweet undertones.
The production occurs in San Pedro Totolapam, Oaxaca, alongside a river running through the Sierra Madre del Sur in southwest Mexico. The area is situated at an elevation of 961 meters above sea level, with a maximum temperature of 40.4°C, an average of 24.2°C, and a minimum of 5.6°C. The region receives about 540mm of precipitation annually.
In Oaxaca, an artisanal mezcal facility is commonly known as a 'Palenque.' Maestro 'Aarón' recently relocated his 'Palenque' to a hidden location, accessible only by foot and an hour's journey from San Pedro. Despite the idyllic location, the yearly production is kept under around 6,000 liters, preserving the exclusivity and quality of the mezcal.
The production process of the Maguey 'Tobalá' mezcal is an exercise in meticulous craftsmanship. It begins with cooking the agave in a roasting pit, then milling it using a stone 'tahona.' The crushed agave is then fermented in oak wood vats before being distilled in a traditional copper alembic.
The agave used for this mezcal is the Agave potatorum, which is increasingly challenging to find in the wild. However, it is abundant and sustainably managed by the community in this micro-region. This agave type yields around 1 liter of mezcal every 10-15 kilograms and reaches maturity in about 10 to 12 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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