Maestro ‘Don Catarino’
~ 50 years of experience in artisanal mezcal production.
Currently oversees mezcal production, done mostly by his eldest son Felipe.
Artisanal / Mezcal Blanco
100% Agave / A. Karwinskii
48.8% Alc.Vol. / 750mL
Aroma: Earthy notes with peaty smoke.
Flavors: Green apple and spicy finish.
San Jerónimo Taviche,
Perched in the mountains of the Sierra Madre del Sur, southwest Mexico.
16.71°N 96.59°W – 1703 meters above sea level
Temp.: NH 25.8° (max. 32.8°), Avg 19.0°, NL 12.2° (min. 4.8°)
Precipitation: 604 mm
Common name for an artisanal mezcal facility in Oaxaca. Catarino’s palenque is small and rustic, yet delivers, through the experienced hands of Don Catarino, a splendid cuishe mezcal with high minerality and floral notes.
Yearly production under ~ 5,000 L
Agave roasting pit
Manually with mallet
Sabino wood vats
Traditional copper alembic
An agave that is endemic to dry regions of Oaxaca, harvested mostly from wild populations, it is commonly used for fences, due to its elongated form & resistance.
Yields ~ 1L of mezcal per 20 kgs of Agave, ~ 10 to 14 years life cycle / maturity.