MEZCAL - Mezcal
This is a truly special single batch agave spirit chosen by PM Spirits for its unique character. Crafted by Nicolas Garci´a Gutie´rrez from 100% Cuishe agave in San Luis Amatla´n, Miahuatla´n, Oaxaca. After harvest, the agave was buried and cooked underground pits, but a long stretch of heavy rain forced them to delay unearthing the oven. When it had finally dried out, they discovered that a type of mildew (moho) had grown over the agave, but they fermented it as is in Cyrpus tanks, then double-distilled, once with refrescadera and once without. The nose is unlike any other agave spirit I've tried with notes of seaspray, lobster shell, roasted pablano, fresh jalapeño, and just a slight smokiness. On the palate there is a nice weight and density, bold but not to hot at 48.5% ABV with a stony, textural finish. Fascinating!