Mezonte Jorge Perez Agave Spirit 750ml

Mezonte Jorge Perez Agave Spirit 750ml

$154.95

SKU: 18682

  • WHY: Many of today’s most intriguing and exciting new agave spirits are uncertified, meaning they don’t adhere to the laws and practices that are required to use the terms tequila, mezcal, and raicilla. Sometimes these spirits are made from uncertified species of agave. Other times, the distiller is outside the geographical zone required to use the designation. Jorge Perez is located in Parras River, Michoacán and works only with a low-yielding agave known as Alto maguey.
  • HOW: Because Alto maguey yields only 30-40 liters of spirit per ton, there is precious little to bottle for each batch. Jorge uses an earthen oven with an oak wood fire to cook his piñas for three days. Afterward, he smashes the piñas with a wooden mallet inside a eucalyptus canoe before fermenting in a masonry pool for ten days. Distillation is done on a wooden Filipino still with an internal copper saucepan.
  • WHAT: Mezonte is a revered bottler of Mexican spirits, dedicated to preserving the country’s many distillation traditions and keeping its rural distillers in business. Probably the greatest alchemist among mezcal producers: he likes to explore all the possibilities in his creations, whether they are "natural" or distilled with an ingredient. Enthusiastic and humble, Jorge represents the spirit of the great Michoacan producers.

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