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Origen Raíz Cenizo

Origen Raíz Cenizo

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Origen Raiz Cenizo is a mezcal made with maguey Cenizo (Agave durangensis) by mezcaleros Ignacio Grijalva Santiago (also known as Don Nacho) and Noe Ramirez Varela.

The mezcal is produced at Rancho El Ojo in Durango, a ranch full of wild agave, sotol, and nopal plants located just outside the Sierra de Órganos National Park. The ranch is at a high elevation of approximately 6,350 feet, meaning it can receive frost during winter, adding to the challenging environment for mezcal production.

The agave used in this mezcal is smoked in underground ovens, crushed by mule-drawn tahona, fermented in open-air oak tanks, and double-distilled in copper stills. The resulting mezcal is a testament to the skill and dedication of the mezcaleros, with a unique flavor profile that reflects the region's rugged terrain and challenging conditions.

Origen Raiz del Espiritu Mezcal is a partnership between the Saravia of Durango and the Cortés of Oaxaca. Asis Cortés, the son of the Cortés, is well known for his other mezcal projects, including Mezcal Dixeebe, El Jolgorio, Nuestra Soledad, and Agave de Cortes. The Saravia family has a long history of working to improve the local economy through business. They were united by their shared passion for their culture and respect for their heritage. The resulting mezcal reflects the families' commitment to producing high-quality mezcal that honors their cultural heritage and regions' natural beauty.

Tasting Notes

  • The Origen Raiz mezcal has a nose of green vegetables, slight lactic acid, salt, light pear, bubblegum, and strawberry.
  • The palate is medium with an oily mouthfeel and flavors of bright vegetal, light pear, strawberry, brine, nutmeg, and cream cheese funk.
  • The finish is long, warm, and dry with strong flavors of green vegetals, brine, strawberry, allspice, and smoked pork.
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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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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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