The Minero from Santa Catarina Minas has a nose full of flower essence, vanilla and figs with a burnt honey flavor and a bit of lemon. Minero is deep and warm, sweet all the way to the finish. One hour beyond the village of Chichicapa and through a mountain pass, one arrives at Santa Catarina Minas. This pueblo has an arid semi-tropical microclimate and great water! Our palenqueros, Florencio Carlos Sarmiento and his sons Florencio Carlos Vasquez and Luis Carlos Vasquez, are true craftsmen. Their “palenque” (site of production)is the most well organized we have seen, including a cistern to cool and recycle the water used in the condensation process. The most unique facet of this pueblo that gives the fruitiness to Minero, is that the still is made of clay with bamboo tubing, rather than the usual copper stills and tubing.
Created from high altitude agave grown on the lands of Master Tequilero, Arq. Enrique Fonseca, near Atotonilco in the highlands. Cooked, crushed, fermented, and distilled at his ABV Tequileña distillery in the town of Tequila. No immature agave, no non-agave fermentation sugars, no diffuser, and no additives were used in the production of this tequila.
Bozal Borrego is a limited release. This mezcal is made with wild agave Castilla, which is a close relative to agave Espadin. Similar to a Pechuga, during the second distillation, a leg of lamb, in addition to seasonal wild fruits and grains harvested from the local market, are suspended inside the bottom of the still in a basket. These wild fruits include strawberries, apples and pineapple, while additional ingredients consist of pecans and ginger. This mezcal is heavily viscous. It is fruity, but balanced with notes of citrus and finish of smoked lamb.
Código 1530 Rosa begins with the purity of the Blanco, which is then
gently rested for 1 month in uncharred, French White Oak barrels,
which have held the best cabernet wine in Napa Valley. The result is a
refined spirit that is as beautiful in color as it is on the palate. It is
delicious when sipped on its own or enjoyed in a cocktail. The Rosa has
rested just long enough in our fine cabernet barrels to enrich the natural agave
juice, yet not too long to prevent overpowering its delicate floral notes.
Código 1530 Rosa is best enjoyed on ice, in a Rosa Martini or in a fresh Rosa Margarita.
Corralejo Blanco is a 100% blue agave tequila bottled straight from the still at 38%. It's a pure distillation of fruity agave creating a rich and characterful spirit despite its lack of aging.