TOMAS ARTESANAL TEPEZTATE 750ML
TOMAS ARTESANAL TEPEZTATE 750ML
TOMAS ARTESANAL TEPEZTATE 750ML - 2022 lot production of 504 bottles. Tezpeztate has a bold, complex flavor profile.
Tomas Artesanal mezcal Tepeztate is made with 100% Wild Maguey Tepeztate. Maguey Tepeztate is a prized wild agave that can take up to 25 years to mature! It is often difficult to harvest given its penchant for growing in inaccessible locations such as steep hillsides and directly out of the face of rocky cliffs.
Our artisanal mezcal Tepeztate comes from Santa Ana del Rio, a remote village 50 miles from Oaxaca City. There are about 500 inhabitants of this small community, and most are involved in the production of agave and mezcal.
The agave is traditionally cooked in an earthen pit oven, milled by horse-drawn stone tahona, and double distilled in a copper still. 100% of our profits from selling this expression go to support agave sustainability programs.
We encourage you to savor each sip of this mezcal Tepeztate, knowing the time mother nature took to grow the agave and the hand-crafted skill that went into producing it.
- Proof: 45% ABV
- Mastro Mezcalero Roque Cruz
- Region: Santa Ana Del Rio, Oaxaca, Mexico
- Agave: 100% Wild Agave Tepeztate
- Oven: Earthen pit
- Fermentation: Wild yeast that exists in the microclimate environment
- Milling: Tohona
- Distillation: Twice, Alambique De Cobre (Copper)
- Class: Joven
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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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