Miel de Tierra Joven Agave Salmiana
Miel de Tierra // Zacatecas, Mexico
Miel de Tierra mezcals hail from Zacatecas, a state in Mexico, which is much farther north than the center of mezcal production in Oaxaca. The line seeks to show more elegant and earthy flavors than the typical smoky and wild examples from the south. Notably, Miel de Tierra Joven Agave Salmiana is the only one in the portfolio to feature agaves from outside of the distillery’s home. The wild Salmiana variety used is found to the east in the San Luis Potosi region. Most of their mezcals feature aging in local, virgin oak, but this is joven is not aged.
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 wild and sophisticated nose of this mezcal doesn’t feature smoke, but has loads of delicious exotic cinnamon spice and ripe mango the fruit. The palate continues with clean flavors and a doubling down of delightful spice. The lack of smoke gives the wild agave plenty of opportunity to take center stage and its pungent flavors are felt resonating in the gently sweet and mineral finish."