Cementerio Mezcalero

 Mezcales de Leyenda presents the first edition of the series: ‘Cementerio Mezcalero’ (Mezcal Graveyard), a collection of mezcales aged in glass that honors an old tradition often related to small comunities, in which some of the best ’mezcales’ are aged in glass containers, generally underground, to be latter unearthed for family celebrations such as birthdays, weddings, and baptisms.

The ‘desentierros mezcaleros‘ or mezcal unearthing, traditionally take place in Titzio, Michoacan, during the month of November, for the celebration of ‘Día de Muertos’, Day of the Dead.

All the Special editions of Mezcales de Leyenda are related to a social cause, with ’Cementerio Mezcalero’, we will donate a significant portion of the proceeds for tourism equipment of Tzitzio, Michoacan in order to promote the ‘desentierros mezcaleros’ (mezcal unearthing) traditionally held during the celebration of ‘Día de Muertos‘, (Day of the Dead).

Cementerio Mezcalero

Mezcal Artesanal Blanco

100% maguey / Agave Americana sahuayensis
Tzitzio, Michoacán
Alc/Vol: 48%
Double Distilled
Aged in glass
Cementerio Mezcalero Edition 2016
Production of 435 bottles

Aromas: lactic qualites, roasted chestnuts and dried fruit;

Flavors: buttery notes with mild smoke with a high acidity and a long finish.

Agave Americana Sahuayensis

The Agave americana sahuayensis grows in western Michoacán, close to Jiquilpan and Sahuayo. It is a large agave, sometimes measures up to 2 m. height and 80 to 200 weight. It features a graceful ondulated profile and an elegant greenish grey color.

Don Guadalupe Pérez

With this edition, we wish to specially recognize Don Guadalupe Pérez, who besides recovering this antique tradition in his home town of Titzio, Michoacán, carefully crafted this delicious mezcal, and aged during 9 months in a glass demijohn, three feet under earth, which accentuates its sweet and aged flavours.

Palenque

Water, fresh local stream water

Aged in glass during 9 months

Cooked in a conical lave rock pit for 4 days

Fermentation, ground level wooden oak tanks with all natural airborne yeasts

Distillation in a copper alembic still with pine wood hat.

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