- Location: San Baltazar Guelavila, Oaxaca
- Agave: Coyote / A. lyobaa
- Maestro Mezcaleros: Cosme and Daniel Hernández Martínez.
- ABV: 46%
- Tasting keywords: Toasted tortilla, campfire.
- NOM 70 Classification: Mezcal Artesanal
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Like walking by a quesadilla stand. Whiff of charcoal and toasted tortilla.
Very light body with flavors of campfire and sweet roundness.
- Agave sources: Wild caponed, 12-year-old, agave.
- Roast: Conical underground oven.
- Crush: Tahona
- Fermentation: Wild fermentation in oak tinas.
- Distillation: Double distilled in copper alembique.
- Rest: Six months.
Convite has been around for quite some time. It is a Oaxacan owned brand with offices right in the centro just steps from Gozobi where it’s the house mezcal. Convite’s bottle design really jumps out because it’s squat and round which was designed to evoke the black clay containers where mezcal was traditionally stored. It’s easy to miss but every bottle has a wrap around illustration which depicts the story of the mezcal from the agaves growing in the fields, through the mezcalero making the mezcal and onto celebratory figures and the bars in NYC. If you look closely, there is even a tribute to the twin towers tucked into the far right corner.
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