Mezcalero No. 3
Mezcalero // Mexico
Mezcalero is a special project for showcasing the work of individual artisan distillers who work in tiny distilleries, often in remote villages. The brand was conceived by Ansley Coale of Craft Distillers, developed by Destileria Los Danzantes, and first released in 2009. Mezcalero is distilled and bottled in one-time batches. The agaves used for distillation are at least 50% wild species. Distillation takes place at small family distilleries. No. 3 is crafted in the pueblo of Santa Maria de la Pila by distiller Don Valente Angel from agave Espadín and Mexicana. Only 780 bottles produced.
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 highly aromatic mezcal: menthol, horse liniment, banana, dry earth, and wet stones, and, of course, smoke in the form of charred vegetables and timber. Brilliantly herbal flavors of sage, fresh-cut pine lumber, and peppermint, and just like on the nose flavors of grilled radicchio and smoked bitter greens with a long lingering flavor of roasted agave. Not too heavy in the mouth with the dry smoke leaving just a warm sweet heat. "