Mal Bien Green Tape "Felipe + Ageo Cortes" Batch 0318 Arroqueno (A. Americana) Mezcal (750ml)

SKU #1427447

Father and son team Felipe and Ageo are 3rd and 4th generation to produce excellent mezcal in Miahuatlan. This area is renowned for the abundance of Karwainski (Madrecuixe, bicuixe, tobaxiche) and an unusual additional piece on their copper potstills called the "refrescador". This odd apparatus sits on top of the potstill like a mini water cooled column, though the Cortes do not use plates inside the apparatus. It catches and condenses the heaviest spirits as they form, further rectifying the spirit slightly, but also adding depth. The result are some of the most pure agave driven mezcals in Oaxaca. The Cortes family has been working on this particular palenque for 30 years. They have two underground ovens, one with 5 and the other with 9 tons of capacity. Roasting take between 8-10 days and includes encino, yegareche, mesquite and palo de aguila wood. The Arroqueno is cooled for 5-7 days before milling on an ox drawn tahona. Fermented in open sabino vats for 3-8 days using local well water. After double distillation adjustment is with heads and tails of the second distillation - "Puntas y Colas". Distilled March of 2018 and bottled May 9th, 2018. Only 254 bottles produced. Note that a typo on the label lists the scientific name of this product as A. Karwinskii when it is in fact A. Americana.

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Alcohol Content (%): 51.6