Maestro ‘El Güero’

José Ortega

Third generation of mezcaleros.
~ 20 years of experience in artisanal mezcal production.
Creates outstanding mezcals both with ‘pichumel’ & ‘tobala’.  

Maguey ‘Pichumel’

Artisanal / Mezcal Blanco

100% Agave / A. Marmorata

48.2% Alc.Vol. / 750mL

Limited production

Aromas: Fresh cut grass, vegetal notes.

Flavors: Raw sugar cane, nice dry finish.

San Luis Atolotitlán,

PUEBLA

Small town that sits on a spectacular nature reserve in the Sierra Madre Oriental, southeast Mexico.

18.19°N 97.42°W –  1896 meters above sea level

Temp.: NH 26.4° (max. 34.9°), Avg 18.4°, NL 10.1° (min. 3.4°)

Precipitation: 432 mm

‘Palenque’

Common name for an artisanal mezcal facility in Puebla.  The road to this palenque passes through spectacular views of the Tehuacán-Cuicatlán Biosphere Reserve, which boasts the largest concentration of cacti in the world.

Yearly production under ~ 6,000 L

PRODUCTION PROCESS

COOKING

Agave roasting pit

MILLING

Crushed by ‘tahona’ stone 

FERMENTATION

Oak wood vats

DISTILLATION

Traditional copper alembic

Maguey 'Pichumel'

Agave marmorata

An agave narrowly distributed in Mexico, that grows in difficult soils and produces awesome mineral, dry, mezcals.

Yields ~ 1L of mezcal per 25 kgs of Agave, ~ 12 to 20 years life cycle / maturity.

 

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