Early Mezcalero

front labels for no. 13
semi-wild madrecushe (agave amaricana)
Hector Vasquez of Los Danzantes talking shop with Abelio Cruz, the man who distilled mezcalero no. 1. Note the total absence of ego.

EARLY MEZCALERO BOTTLINGS

MEZCALERO No. 12 (2015)
Wild agave cupreata distilled in Nov 2014 by Emilio Vieyra in San Miguel del Monte, Michoacan. Cupreata is very rarely distilled for export. 1068 bottles at 46.3% abv.

MEZCALERO No. 11 (2015)
Semi-wild agave karwinskii (madrecuishe and bicuishe), rhodacantha (Mexicano), and cultivated espadín from distiller Alberto Ortiz (Don Beto) near Miahuatlan. Complex, unusually cleanly distilled. 1068 bottles at 47.3% abv.

MEZCALERO No. 10 (2014)
Semi-wild agave americana (sierra negra), from distiller Rodolfo Juan Juarez in San Juan del Rio. 858 bottles at 46.7% abv.

MEZCALERO No. 9 (2013)
Semi-wild agave americana (arroqueño) from three neighboring clay-pot distilleries in Potrero de Sola de Vega. 762 bottles at 46- 49% abv.

MEZCALERO No. 8 (2013)
Wild and semi-wild agaves karsinskii (madrecuishe), rhodacantha (mexicano), and potatorum (tobalá) from Don Valente Angel in Santa Maria la Pila. 1080 bottles at 47.9% abv.

MEZCALERO No. 7 (2013)
Wild agaves americana (sierra negra), marmorata (tepeztate), and potatorum (tobala) from the distillery of Joel Antonio Cruz in San Juan del Rio. 606 bottles at 47.9% abv.

MEZCALERO No. 6 (2012)
Wild and semi-wild agaves karwinskii (bicuishe and madrecuishe) and rhodacantha (mexicano) from Don Valente Angel in Santa Maria la Pila. 816 bottles at 48.7% abv.

MEZCALERO No. 5 (2012)
Wild agave marmorata (tepeztate) and cultivated angustifolia (espadín) from the distillery of Don Cosmé Hernandez in San Baltazar Guélavila. 636 bottles at 47.9% abv.

MEZCALERO No. 4 (2011)
Wild agaves americana (sierra negra) and marmorata (tepeztate) from the distillery of Joel Antonio Cruz in San Juan del Rio. 852 bottles at 48.3% abv.

MEZCALERO No. 3 (2011)
Wild agave rhodacantha (mexicano) and cultivated angustifolia (espadín) from from Don Valente Angel in Santa Maria la Pila. 780 bottles at 47.0% abv.

MEZCALERO No. 2 (2010)
Wild agaves marmorata (tepeztate) and potatorum (tobalá) and cultivated angustifolia (espadín) from the distillery of Don Cosmé Hernandez in San Baltazar Guélavila.. 636 bottles at 48.2% abv.

MEZCALERO No. 1 (2009)
Wild agaves marmorata (tepeztate) and potatorum (tobalá) from the distillery of Joel Antonio Cruz in San Juan del Rio. 192 bottles at 45.6% abv.