Pelotón de la Muerte Mezcal Joven
Pelotón Mezcal // Oaxaca , Mexico
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.
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.
"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. "