Mayalen Agua de Juventud Borrego Mezcal
Mayalen // Mexico
Mayalen Borrego (the Spanish word for "lamb") is an organically handcrafted mezcal made from wild cupreata agave hand picked by the maestro mezcalero. They take 7 years to fully grow and are harvested from the hillsides accessible only by foot, where donkeys are required to transport the agaves. Cooked for three days in an earthen stone oven, the agave juice is extracted using a tahona wheel. It is naturally fermented for about a week in aged wooden barrels and triple distilled in a wood-fired copper still with a leg of lamb infused in the final distillation, hence its name. This joven mezcal is produced at Erdini S.A. de C.V and bottled at 49% ABV.
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.