De Matachines Ahualulco Mezcal
De Matachines Ahualulco is made with Agave salmiana crassispina from Manuelito de Jesus Oliva. Made in Ahualulco, San Luis Potosi. A dynamic and complex sipping experience. Notes of green pepper and bright citrus pop alongside hints of minerality and a savory note in the finish. Uniquely little smoke as the production methods in San Luis Potosi differ from those use in Oaxaca.
This producer does not use the term “maestro” in the same way as is commonly used in Oaxaca, Jalisco, and other areas of Mexico. In this community there are more than one “production managers,” as well as “choreros/as” (roughly translating to “masters of the still” in this context) for any given batch. This particular production facility, while owned by one family, is very much a community effort and they choose to share credit broadly rather than individually. Having said that, the De Matachines team agreed with the family to use Manuelito’s name on the bottles as agave spirits aficionados are typically looking for a single name associated with their spirit.