Maestro ‘Don Catarino’

Catarino Hernández

First generation of mezcaleros.

~ 50 years of experience in artisanal mezcal production.

Currently oversees mezcal production, done mostly by his eldest son Felipe.

Maguey ‘Cuishe’


Artisanal / Mezcal Blanco

100% Agave / A. Karwinskii

48.8% Alc.Vol. / 750mL

Limited production

Aromas: Earthy notes with peaty smoke.

Flavors: Green apple and spicy finish.

San Jerónimo Taviche, 

OAXACA

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

‘Palenque’

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

PRODUCTION PROCESS

COOKING

Agave roasting pit

MILLING

Manually with mallet

FERMENTATION

Sabino wood vats

DISTILLATION

Traditional copper alembic

Maguey 'Cuishe'

Agave karwinskii

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.

 

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