Pelotón de la Muerte Mezcal Joven

Mezcal Joven

Pelotón Mezcal // Oaxaca , Mexico

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    3 out of 5 stars
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Produced by Master Mezcalero Cutberto Santiago in the village of Santiago Matatlán in Oaxaca, Pelotón De la Muerte is made from 100% agave espadín cooked in a pit oven covered with volcanic rocks. The juices from the cooked piñas are pressed using a traditional tahona, then fermented in wooden vats before being double-distilled in copper pot stills. Pelotón de la Muerte means “brigade of death” and the label depicts the flag used by insurgents during the Mexican Revolution.

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  • Mezcal Joven
    A 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.
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"There's a slighty vinegary and briny aroma to this mezcal, reminiscent of pickled nopales, and the savoriness continues with hints of green and black oil-cured olives and some pomace. The entirely savory aromatic set yields to some sweetness on the palate, more like vinegar-spiked fruit, but this is primarily a savory mezcal, briny and appetizing. "

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