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I would say that survival is the best measure of success in any pandemic, and it is an imperative that is not achieved alone. In Oaxaca, during COVID-19 times, I have seen an incredible amount of innovation, support, and resilience

Details Location: Santiago Matatlan, OaxacaAgave: Arroqueno, Coyote, Barril, Cuishe Maestro: Octavio Jimenez MonterrozaAbv: 50%Tasting keywords: plantain, berries, pepperNOM: 0110X Nose Aromas of green and yellow plantain are earthy and sweet, enhanced by undertones of light caramel.  Taste Subtle cinnamon spice and banana leaf are complemented by

The Los Nahuales Special Edition No. 3 sings of balance and diversity, reflecting the ensemble of agaves within. Details Location: Santiago MatatlanAgaves: 48% wild tobalá, 26% upland espadín, 13% wild tepextate, 13% sierrudo (agave americana)Maestro Mezcalero: Joel Antonio JuanABV: 48.76%Distilled April

[caption id="attachment_5811" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] A mix of agaves[/caption] You may have noticed the term ensemble on some mezcals, it’s just like the dictionary definition, the second one after “a group of musicians, actors, or dancers who perform together.” The one that reads “a group of items viewed as a whole rather than individually.” As applied to the mezcal world the same holds true, a variety of agaves are harvested, roasted, mashed, fermented, distilled, and bottled together.

The Alipús line continues to evolve. The latest addition is an ensamble which originally was designed to replace the San Andrés, now it appears it will complement it. The details: [caption id="attachment_4540" align="alignleft" width="225"]The front label of the San Andres Ensamble. The front label of the San Andres Ensamble.[/caption]

  • Location: Santa María La Pila, Mihuatlán, Oaxaca
  • Agave: 80% Espadín, 20% Bicuishe
  • Maestro Mezcalero: Don Valente Ángel García Juárez
  • Quantity: 800 bottles in this batch. More to come.
  • ABV: 47.2%
  • NOM: O14X


As with its predecessor, the San Andrés Ensamble carries the pink label of the Alipús line because it is also made by maestro mezcalero Don Valente Ángel García Juárez in the same location as the original San Andrés. That original was made solely of espadín and quickly

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