Del Maguey San Pablo Ameyaltepec Mezcal
This special limited edition is from Aurelio Gonzalez Tobon. In spite of the fact that Puebla has one of the oldest traditions of distilling maguey, the state was one of the last to receive a Mezcal DO (Denominacion de Origen). Twelve to eighteen year old wild Papalote corazones (hearts) are roasted in an earthen horno (oven) below ground, fermented open air with ambient yeasts, and distilled to proof – one time, but passing through copper plates, in a resaque (also known as reflux) style alembic still.
An incredibly floral spirit, forward with spicy carnation and lilac balancing perfectly ripe, tropically sweet fruit. It has crisp citrus notes, yet is creamy, round and soft in the mouth, and finishes with a delightful finesse, remarkable complexity, and a memorable minerality.