After realized various travels in the different mezcaleros states of Mexico, the Mezcal Amores founder, real lovers of their country, its heritage and its citizens, met the best Maestro Mescalero to create a high quality mezcal characterized by its sweetness, its sustainable development and organic approach, its handcrafted making process and its unique flavour.
First and foremost, the goal of Mezcal Amores is to educate people about this magic drink, valuing a tradition, a country, a population and highlight the daily work done respecting the environment and sharing it to the rest of the world teaching us about mezcal from the plant to our glass (how to enjoy it).
The agave which is strewed, harvested, processed and distilled by Mezcal Amores is Espadin (agave angustifolia). This agave grow around 10 years. Depending of the agave species, the growth is between 9 and 35 years (ex: 35 years for an Tepextate agave).
Mezcal Amores is characterised by its 100% artisanal full process, its triple distillation in copper still at the difference to the mayority of the mezcal distillery which complete only two.
In the case of Mezcal Amores Reposado, it is a 100% Organic Agave Espadín from Santiago Matatlán,Oaxaca in which the agave cooking step takes place in a clay oven which make it less smoky. Then, Amores distills its mezcal reposado three times to reach its characterized sweetness.
To be called “reposado” the spirit has to be aged in oak barrels for a minimum of two months. Amores rest the precious elixir for 8 months in American oak barrels.
It’s bottled in a stylish bottle signed and numbered by Enrique Jimenez, the master mezcalero. On it, a sun is engraved representing the element which allows the agave to grow and feed. You can also notice at the back of the front label, “Bebo del sol su sangre” (I drink from the sun its blood) which is the Mezcal Amores slogan.
Mezcal Amores donates 15% of its gross benefits to reforest 10 agaves for an agave used to generate jobs in the local community, support the production for a long term and to improve the working conditions in the distillery (palenque). It also supports health, nutrition and education programs for the local communities.
Color: Golden brillant, amber. Sweet body.
Nose: Woody notes with persistence of cooked agave and slight touch of roasted hazelnut. Hints of vanilla and cooked agave.
Palate: Sweet and smooth with cooked agave (citrus) taste and a touch of vanilla with a hint of wet wood. Slight smoky notes tempered by its sweetness.
Finish: Slighty warm and persistente, delicate and lengthened.
Agave type: Espadin, 10 years old
Gold Medal, San Francisco World Spirits Competition 2012
I recommend to drink this excellent mezcal neat but not alone… It’s a versatile drink to keep in your cupboard at home. It also taste particularly good paired with orange wedges dipped in chili powder, o sal de gusano, the traditional way to appreciate a mezcal.
“Tomo mezcal por que me conecto con la tierra, con mi historia, con mis orígenes, con lo mío. Saboreo el clima y la planta, me conecto con lo simple” Mónica Patiño
(I drink mezcal because it connect me with the land, with my history, with my origins, with myself. I savour the climate and the plant, I connect myself with simple thing)
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