Mayalen Agua de Juventud Guerrero Mezcal
Mayalen // Guerrero , Mexico
Mayalen produces their mezcal in the state of Guerrero, just north of Oaxaca where the majority of it is made. "Ague de Juventud" translates to "water of youth," referencing both the high mountain spring water with which the mezcal is made, but also its nature of being bottled fresh off the still. It is made with a field blend of wild cupreata agave, with meticulous processes from cutting to final distillation to ensure the fullest flavor of the fresh plant, including covering the fermenting crushed agave for a week with additional agave fibers to avoid contact with sunlight. The Guerrero is "inspired by those who are warriors at heart," a robust expression bottled at full cask strength, ranging 53 - 55% 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.
"A warrior mezcal that comes out to play! Base notes of citrus, bittersweet chocolate, green and sweet bell peppers and black pepper settle in before a roundhouse kick of grassy herbs hits the palate. Then there's a jab of hot peppers as this mezcal coats the throat in a smoky, fiery trail. Seeking something funky and different? Add this bold mezcal to your arsenal."