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Mezonte

Jalisco - Santos Juarez

$165.00

Jalisco - Santos Juarez

Mezonte

Jalisco - Santos Juarez

$165.00

Santos Juarez
Toliman, Jalisco
Maguey varieties: Ixtero Amarillo, Ixtero Verde, Soca (o Chautezoca), Tolimán, Cimarrón Cenizo, Cimarrón Verde, Mezcal Grande, Espinoso, Cabresto, Cuchara y Palmero.

Santos is a restless worker. Like the others, he sows corn, beans, squash and extracts honey. In their lands, in addition to magueys, they have mangoes, pomegranates, mamey, noni, papaya and other fruits.

Hundreds of pitayas grow among its agaves. Its place is privileged for its geography. It is on the edge of the Tuxcacuesco River, the Neovolcanic Axis and the Sierra de Manantlán.

Santos uses black stone rocks as fermentation vats, which gives a very particular mineral touch to his mezcals.

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Baking : earth and stone conical oven

Cooking : 3 to 4 days. Topped with banana leaves or stubble (corn leaf)

Firewood : mesquite

Grinding : wood or metal mallet direct to stone floor

Fermentation : natural in rocks of black stones (earth and volcanic stone compacted by hand) underground for 15 days

Water used for fermentation : spring

Distillation : Filipino type, internal condensation with copper pot with hollowed out parota cap

Alcohol Richness Adjustment : Tips and Tails

Liters produced on average : 60 - 80 lt per ton

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Mezonte is an non-governmental organization (NGO)  that promotes, supports and preserves the production and practices of traditional agave spirits. Mezonte’s main objective is to create awareness of the cultural and biological value that these spirits represent. They feature agave spirits from all over Mexico, with an emphasis on Jalisco and Michoacán.