The Lost Explorer Mezcal Espadín

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Sustainable and authentic subtly sweet mezcal expression from the heart of Mexico, made from 100% Espadín agave. Gold at the 2021 International Spirits Challenge.
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The Lost Explorer is a sustainable Mezcal range, produced in the sun-soaked Valles Centrales in Oaxaca, Mexico, by the internationally recognized Maestro Mezcalero Don Fortino Ramos with 40 years of Mezcal distilling experience. Luckily, the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree and he intends to pass on his precious knowledge to his daughter Xitlali, who is already working closely with him at the distillery. Partnering up with the British environmentalist David de Rotschild and the Icelandic entrepreneur Thor Björgólfsson, this range of three Mezcal products was created to honor sustainable production and artisanal craft of high-quality hand-crafted Mezcal, Oaxaca's nature and its local community. The production of the Lost Explorer range includes solar panels, a rainwater collection system, and carbon footprint monitoring among other sustainable methods. For every agave plant harvested, at least three new are replenished.

The range features three agave varieties, Espadín, Tobalá and Salmiana. After the perfectly ripe piñas are harvested by their jimadores, Maestro Mezcalero carefully selects the agave before it is returned to the earth and cooked for 3 days in conical earthen ovens lined with volcanic rock. Ground and macerated, fermentation follows in open-top oak barrels filled with pure spring water and wild yeasts. At the Lost Explorer, Mezcal is bottled in recycled crystal bottles at 84 proof as Don Fortino believes this is the perfect balance of raw ingredients and alcohol.

The Lost Explorer Mezcal Espadín is a small batch, authetnic mezcal, made from 100% Espadín agave. The most common agave variety, used for Mezcal, it has sky-reaching leaves and it must grow for 5-8 years before it's harvested – for this Mezcal, it was harvested at 8 years at peak ripeness. This subtly sweet and herbaceous expression is adored for its well-balanced palate with notes of chopped agave, mesquite, sweet red apple and ripe fruits.

The Lost Explorer Mezcal Espadín was awarded Gold at International Spirits Challenge, Gold at San Francisco World Spirits Competition, Gold from International Spirits Challenge, Silver and 91 points from International Wine and Spirits Competition as well as 4.5 Stars Excellent from Difford’s Guide.

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Proof 84 (42% ABV)
Distiller/Bottler Name The Lost Explorer
Size 750mL
The nose is fresh with hints of herbs and wood. The palate is sweet with chopped agave flavors, mesquite, red apple and ripe fruits. The finish is smooth and fruity with hints of smoked wood.
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