This ensamble of A. Tequilana and A. Marmorata seamlessly blends the bright and citrusy flavors of cultivated Agave Azul with the bold and uncompromsing flavors of the wild-harvested Agave Pichomel. Both species were harvested in the Zapotitlan Salinas region of Puebla and distilled by Maestro Mezcalero Atelo Ramirez and his wife, Laura Arriaga. Atelo and Laura use a makeshift still fashioned from a galvanzed steel barrel, a clay cazuela hat, and a copper coil housed in another barrel.
Distiller: Atelo Ramirez
Region: Reyes Metzontla, Puebla
Agave: Azul (A. Tequilana) and
Pichomel (A. Marmorata)
Milling: By hand with wooden
Distillation: Double Distilled in
hybrid clay-steel-copper still
Batch Size: 180 Liters (24 cases)
Aromas: Fresh-cut green apple, aged peccorino.
Palate: Cilantro, green apple candy. Dense and oily mouthfeel. Strong evolution on the
pallate that starts slightly tart and finishes round, savory and slightly dry.
“La Colección Mixteca” is a curated selection of small-batch agave spirits crafted in the rustic distilleries of the mountainous Mixteca region of Oaxaca and Puebla. Each bottling explores the maestro mezcalero’s interpretation of subjecting agave endemic to the region to peculiar production methods and styles that have largely fallen out of favor in modern times. A significant portion of sales from the collection will be used for palenque improvement projects.
- Cinco Sentidos