Don Amado Añejo Mezcal
Don Amado // Oaxaca, Mexico
Don Amado is a heritage distillery citing 11 generations of mezcal production in Mexico’s Oaxaca region. The agave hearts are gently roasted in the earth before being double distilled in traditional ceramic bamboo pots. Perhaps most notable is that the resulting spirit spends 18 months in ex-Pedro Domecq brandy casks — the producer of Mexico’s most celebrated brandy and an incredibly popular brand nationally.
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 White Oak - ex Pedro Domecq Brandy
"This is truly a regal take on what many consider to be a rustic product. There are savory, mesquite aromas that hint at a backyard barbecue and toasted cayenne pepper, but these flavors flow deftly between layers of succulent tones of baked stone fruit from the strong brandy barrel influence. The palate continues in similar form with with notes of grilled pineapple and finish with a bright saline minerality for a long, refreshing coda. Don Amado Añejo Mezcal shows amazing complexity beyond smoke and is a great example of how barrel flavors can complement rather than mask agave’s wild charms."