Current Mezcalero

tepeztate (agave marmorata)
Emilio Vieyra of san miguel del monte, michoacan, distiller of mezcalero no. 12. That’s the upper chamber of his still

THE LAST 5 RELEASES

MEZCALERO No. 13
Wild agave marmorata (tepeztate) and potatorum (tobalá) distilled in May, 2014, by Don Luis Cruz in San Luis del Rio. Tepeztate is rich and spicy; tobalá has great elegance & finesse. 642 bottles at 47.3% abv.

MEZCALERO No. 14
Semi-wild agave americana (arroqueño) from a remote canyon three hours southwest of Oaxaca. Distlled in clay potstills by Felipe Jesús Rios of Potrero. Arroqueño intensity is softened by distillation in a clay still. 768 bottles at 47.7% abv.

MEZCALERO No. 15 
Semi-wild agave americana (sierra negra) from warm-climate mountain slopes, distilled by Baltazar Cruz Gonzales in San Luis del Rio. Sierra negra is notably suave. 1128 bottles at 47.2% abv.

MEZCALERO No. 16
Semi-wild madrecuishe (agave karwinskii) distilled by Don Valente Angel in Santa Maria Pila. The species has high acidity, thus great structure and clarity of flavor in the mezcal. Beautifully distilled. 1308 bottles at 47.2% abv.

MEZCALERO No. 17
Wild agave de lumbre, an agave so unknown it has no scientific name, blended at roasting with espadín (agave angustifolia). The distiller is Cosmé Hernandez of San Baltazar Guélavila, who has a marvelous soft touch. Delicate and genuinely rare. 1104 bottles at 48% abv.