Don Amado Largo Mezcal
Soft smoke with candied notes and a creamy mouthfeel layer fruit and a subtle spice on a palette of rich, cooked agave... reminiscent of the high desert just after a heavy rainfall, bright and clean.
The Real de Minas Distillery sits in the highlands of Oaxaca, where Don Amado Mezcal is crafted using a centuries-old tradition of distilling in ceramic pots. For the Don Amado Anejo Mezcal expression, barrel aging is done in used Mexican brandy casks, just as has been done in the region since the days of Spanish brandy's origins in the country.
In the heart of Southern Mexico, Don Amado's mezcaleros carefully handcraft Oaxaca's finest mezcals from 100% mature highland agave plants. After roasting the hearts of these premium agaves in wood-burning earthen pits, the plants' treasured juices are distilled in traditional Oaxacan ceramic-and-bamboo pot stills. This unique distillation method gives Don Amado mezcals their distinctive smoky flavor and herbal bouquet, while proudly honoring a sixteenth-century production tradition native only to the legendary state of Oaxaca.
Para todo mal, Mezcal, y para todo bien, también.
"For everything bad, Mezcal, and for everything good as well." Most often consumed straight or with salt, chilis and an orange, lemon, or lime, Mezcal is an agave-based spirit whose production methods vary widely depending on the region, traditions and preferences of the producer. Rather than boiling or steaming the agave, which is done in Tequila production, Mezcal is made by cooking the agave in wood-fired pits before fermentation. Consequently, Mezcal is often characterized by smoky nuances, which are a product of this alternative production