- Location: El Mezquital, Durango
- Agave: Durangensis / A. cenizo
- ABV: 42%
- Tasting keywords: Lactic acid, pickled carrot and jalapeño.
Pickled jalapeño, lactic fermentation.
All that the nose promises is here, sugar cane sweetness complemented by pickled jalapeño and carrot and highlights of sandalwood.
Method / Background Notes:
This is just one bottle from a new line of mezcals from Durango. La Majadera’s marketing copy focuses on the brand’s name which says:
“Mezcal inspired by the women of the Mexican Revolution, they were called majaderas or female soldiers, they managed incredible feats, commanded armies, brigades, and combat units, they knew the terrain.
Beyond the myth of Adelita, these women had their own names and a pride for Mexico in the long lineage of guerrilla fighters.“
That’s the brand identity, the quality of the the one bottle that I’ve tried puts it in the lineage of the classic Durango style: It has all those lactic aromas and flavors that make mezcals from this area so distinct. There are also a blanco and an añejo in the main line of bottles which says something about the inspiration for this brand but they also list a variety of very novel bottles in their “presentation of 60ml minis” which include flavors (and colors) like Azul Rey, Oro, and Verde Limon that inspire some consternation.