Fidencio Tepextate Mezcal
Fidencio // Oaxaca, Mexico
Tepextate, which looks like a prehistoric plant, can take up to 30 years to mature. This bottling is produced by Master Mezcalier Enrique Jimenez. It is double-distilled after roasting for five days in a pit-roast fueled by black oak. It is undiluted and bottled at 97.6 proof.
Mezcal JovenA 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. This is unaged or aged in stainless steel or plastic containers before bottling.
"The earthy, rustic flavor profile of this mezcal speaks of the tepextate's long life. Much like a chicken, the older they get the less tender and supple they are. But they begin to take on deeper and more intense flavors. Aromatically it is fresh and herbal and speaks of the earth with notes of mastic, frankincense and apple peel which are mirrored exactly on the palate. There is very little fruit in this mezcal but that won't be a problem for those of us who like to get their taste buds dirty."