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Like the Mexicano, Arrqueno is another sub species of Agave Americana Oaxensis. This is a double pot distilled Mezcal from an estate Palenque in Sola de Vega.
Producer Tasting Note
Aroma: Delicate notes of butter, herbal shades of mint, thyme and cooked agave. Smokey notes couple with mocha, chocolate and a deep floral bouquet.
Palate: The herbal and floral notes prevail but are surrounded succinctly by the dessert-like characteristics of dried coffee bean, butter and chocolate.
Finish: Sweetish but still brute. Hints of moist earth. A very complex mezcal.
Similar to the entire Los Siete Misterios lineup, the Arroqueño was distilled twice in hand made clay pots to achieve a traditional Oaxacan ‘pot strength’ mezcal. The agaves were cooked in earth oven pits, using nearby deadwood and river stones. They were hand smashed in Sabino wood canoes. Fermentation occurs naturally using wild yeasts. This mezcal comes straight from an estate Palenque in Sola de Vega. Los Siete Misterios continues to be an international benchmark when it comes to traditional clay pot mezcal distilling. This Arroqueño won a silver in the 2012 Spirits of Mexico tasting, as well as a silver in the 2013 San Francisco Spirit Awards.
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