Mezcal Vago Espadin
After the natural spring waters of the Rio Atoyac River have nourished his agave for nearly a decade, Aquilino searches for the most ripe and flavorful agave growing on his plantation. Then, he harvests the agave by hand and removes their hearts, or piñas, which he takes back to his distillery (the distillery doubles as his home). The piñas are then cooked in an earthen oven that was built into the ground and is completely exposed to the elements. The heat from the oven caramelizes the piñas' natural sugars and gives the piñas a slightly smoky aroma and flavor profile. Once the piñas have been roasted, they are crushed under the weight of a traditional stone wheel that is pulled by a mule (a full oven of agave will take the mule approximately four or five days to crush). The remaining agave pulp and juices are placed into tanks made of pine wood and fermented using natural, airborne yeasts for approximately one week — the actual length varies depending on the temperature at the time.
In order to craft Mezcal Vago Espadin, Aquilino distills the fermented mash twice through a 200-liter copper-pot still. The mezcal is then allowed to rest for two to three months in stainless steel tanks before it is triple filtered and bottled by hand. Each bottle of Mezcal Vago Espadin takes roughly 16.5 pounds of agave to make and each batch produces fewer than 1000 bottles. Mezcal Vago Espadin has a light aroma of sweet potatoes, citrus and flint. The aroma opens up to notes of anise, bananas and plantains, and ends with a caramel, woody finish.
Each Mezcal Vago represents a unique expression of Mexico's terroir, and is made in a time-honored, traditional fashion by a single distiller who has studied the craft since childhood.
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|Proof||~102 (51% ABV), may vary|
|Distiller/Bottler Name||Mezcal Vago|
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