Mezcal Don Amado
In the highlands of southern Mexico in Santa Catarina Minas in Oaxaca, the renowned Arellanes family has been crafting one of the region’s most celebrated mezcals since the late 1700s. Eleven generations of continual mezcal distillation with a legendary commitment to craftsmanship and experimentation have culminated in a spirit that is simultaneously complex and approachable.
Don Amado is made from earthen roasted agave hearts which are, after crushing, fermented together with their piña fibers for a rich agave character. The mash is then double distilled in small traditional ceramic clay pots. Aged varieties are matured in American oak casks previously used for barreling Pedro Domecq brandy.