Agave de Cortés Añejo Mezcal
Agave de Cortés // Santiago Matatlan, Oaxaca , Mexico
The Cortés family has been producing artisanal mezcal for five generations. They produce a range of mezcals ranging in styles and philosophies but what they all have in common is that they are all vivid expressions of the place and the producer. From the village of Santiago Matatlán using agave espadín and aged for 18 months in American oak, this mezcal was produced entirely using “artisanal” methods.
Mezcal AñejoA spirit distilled from one or more different varieties of agave. Can only be produced in designated areas within 8 different Mexican states. Must be bottled in México. Añejo mezcal is aged for over 1 year in wood.
Cask TypeAmerican Oak
"A deep and rich mezcal that borders on tasting like a rum or bourbon. Smoky and ashy with black pepper and a hint of agave on the nose. The palate follows suit with butterscotch, herbs, roasted corn and black pepper. While not particularly faithful to the flavor of agave, this is one of the more compelling aged mezcals on the market "