Real Minero Barril Mezcal
Real Minero // Santa Catarina Minas, Mexico
Real Minero is a labor of love for the Angeles family. Four generations of know how have gone into each bottle. Father Don Lorenzo and son Eduardo produce the mezcal with Mother Dona Florentina, who does the bottling and daughter Graciela does the marketing. They produce mezcal using the method ancestral, a very rustic method of distillation utilizing clay stills and and bamboo tubing. Barril is a subspecies of agave in the Karwinskii family whose piñas are tall like a palm tree. It is famous for being intensely earthy, herbal and full-bodied.
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 natural characteristics of the agave play brilliantly with the flavors of the clay. It is lush with aromas of grass, cucumber, celery, and fresh pear. The palate offers another dimension with smoked meat, ripe plantain, dried papaya, and a deep clay note in the mid-palate. The intensity of this mezcal might catch you off guard but it quickly lulls you with stellar complexity and balance. "