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Mezcalistas

La Medida Arroqueño

Details

  • Location: Miahuatlan, Oaxaca 
  • Agave: Arroqueno 
  • Maestro: José Díaz Bustamante
  • Abv: 46%
  • Tasting keywords: herbal, earthy, musk 
  • NOM: 0209X

Nose

Fresh herbs characterize the aromas, showing thyme, sage, and sweet basil. Undertones of vanilla lend a pineapple-like sweetness. 

Taste

Ripe blueberries, strong green herbs, and a touch of mesquite smoke is earthy and bold. A bit of musk adds layers to the dark green flavors, hinting at pine, earl grey tea, and lime. Bold and austere, the flavors beg for a pairing to unlock their full charm: something along the lines of a firm alpine cheese, grilled meat, or salted sweets like caramel or chocolate. 

Method/Background 

Made from Arroqueno between 12-14 years old, this mezcal is crafted in the traditional artisanal method. Cooking takes place in an in-ground oven with river rocks before being milked with a stone tahona, followed by fermentation in wooden tanks, and finally double distillation in copper pot stills.

Susan Coss is the Co-founder of Mezcalistas. She is a long time business, marketing and communications strategist in the sustainable food and beverage worlds. Over the past 15 years, Susan's work has focused on promoting the connection between land, farmers and food and beverage crafters.

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