Mezcal Macurichos Artesanal Joven Arroqueno
Proof: 51.98% Alc/Vol
Description: Crafted by the skilled Maestro Mezcalero Rafael Martinez Sernas in the idyllic town of Santiago Matatlán, Oaxaca, this mezcal is a testament to traditional craftsmanship and the extraordinary Arroqueño agave. With meticulous attention to detail, each step of the production process is carried out in harmony with centuries-old methods.
The journey begins with hand-selected Arroqueño agave, which is carefully cooked in an earthen oven, releasing the agave's natural flavors and aromas. Next, the cooked agave is meticulously milled using a traditional stone tahona mill, ensuring the preservation of its unique character. Fermentation takes place in wooden vats, allowing the agave's sugars to transform into complex flavors over time. Finally, the mezcal is distilled using a traditional clay pot still, harnessing the essence of tradition and heritage.
As the mezcal unveils itself, the soft and captivating nose entices with delicate notes of caramel and refreshing lemon yogurt. The palate offers a luxurious and textured experience, as layers of creamy vanilla, indulgent butterscotch, and velvety soft cheese dance upon the taste buds. A delightful twang in the midpalate adds a touch of brightness, unveiling the essence of asparagus and intensifying the zest of lemon. An intriguing herbaceous quality, reminiscent of a dryer-sheet funk, briefly emerges and then gracefully dissipates.
The journey concludes with a long, lingering finish, where the creamy vanilla continues to caress the senses amid subtle hints of delicate smoke. With an ABV of 55%, this mezcal showcases its strength and depth, inviting you to explore the nuanced complexities that unfold with each sip.
Indulge in the remarkable craftsmanship of Maestro Mezcalero Rafael Martinez Sernas as you savor this delightful mezcal. It embodies the rich traditions of Oaxaca, presenting a harmonious blend of flavors and aromas that showcase the uniqueness of the Arroqueño agave. Let this mezcal transport you to the vibrant landscapes of Santiago Matatlán, where heritage, expertise, and passion come together to create an exceptional spirit.