Erstwhile Arroqueño Mezcal

One of the most aromatic offerings in Erstwhile Mezcal's lineup, this spirit is crafted using arroqueño agaves that take up to 25 years to mature. Crafted by maestro mezcalero Juan Hernández Méndez, it's super-bright, floral, and botanical.
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Erstwhile Mezcal is an importer from Brooklyn, New York, specializing in artisanal mezcal. Founded in 2017 by Yuan Ji and Kevin J. Brown, they are laser-focused on helping smaller, family-operated mezcal producers reach the US. This involves education, curation, and extensive research — all in order to bring the best traditional small-batch mezcal to the consumer, while enabling the producers to expand.

They never meddle with the mezcaleros' production process and always pay them fairly, only stepping in when and where their help is needed. This includes fronting legal fees, finding a suitable bottling facility, and any similar hurdles which are overcome at the beginning of every partnership they make. Transparency plays a huge role in the way they operate, always stating where the mezcal is sourced from and actively communicating with the mezcal-loving community.

Erstwhile Arroqueño Mezcal is crafted under the watchful eye of maestro mezcaleros Juan Hernández Méndez and Hortensia Hernández Martínez. It's made in Santiago Matatlán, Oaxaca, using arroqueño agaves that are naturally fermented in wooden open vats, before being distilled using a copper alembic still. The wild arroqueño agaves take longer to mature than espadin, taking up to 25 years. It's worth it in the end, as the profile has a super-bright, floral, and botanical character, making Erstwhile Arroqueño Mezcal the most aromatic in Erstwhile's 2018 flagship lineup.

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Proof 88 (44% ABV)
Distiller/Bottler Name Juan Hernández Méndez & Hortensia Hernández Martínez
Size 750mL
It's a bright, floral, and botanical profile that is enticingly aromatic with spice, perfume, and burnt orange on the nose. The palate brings fresh citrusy, green plantain notes, and a whiff of smoke, culminating in a crisp and fresh finish.
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