Mezcalero #21 Don Baltazar Cruz Gonzales Mezcal

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A sophisticated blend of three wild agave varieties: Cirial, Tepextate, and Tobala. You’ll find notes of citrus and acidity from the Cirial, vegetal notes from the Tepextate, and an unexpected elegance courtesy of the Tobala. Everything comes together during 22 months of rest in tank before bottling, and the three varieties meld quite seamlessly and play off one another’s strengths resulting in a refreshingly complex spirit. This is some next level stuff, so grab one of the 700 bottles produced for the world and you’re in for a treat!

Mezcalero is a vehicle for displaying the work of individual artisan distillers who work in tiny distilleries, often in remote villages. The brand was conceived by Ansley Coale of Craft Distillers in 2009, developed by Destileria Los Danzantes, and first released in 2011.Mezcalero was founded because craft methods, artisanal methods, are what they believe in. Artisan mezcal is a world-class spirit, but – recently discovered and increasingly popular – it is on the verge of being corrupted by the commercial force of the marketplace. Many of the best distillers produce tiny batches originally destined for local markets. In the last 50 years, thousands of family distilleries have disappeared. The only way to keep this wonderful craft alive is by making it more widely available… and by paying ongoing attention to maintaining the process uncorrupted.Karina Abad Rojas of Los Danzantes works closely with these small producers to help them with the complex paperwork required to certify their local mezcals for export.

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