Alipus Mezcal Joven - San Baltazar Guélavila
Alipus Mezcal Joven - San Baltazar Guélavila: Fermented in pine vats & distilled by Don Cosmé Hernandez from Agave Espadín grown at about 5700 feet in hilly, white, & rocky soil. Delicate and fruity, slightly sweet.
Alipus Mezcal offerings are 100% Agave produced in remote pueblos in Oaxaca’s noted Mezcal region, via craft production from artisanal family distilleries. Agaves are wood-roasted in palenques (conical below-ground ovens), with juice extraction by slow stone-milling (tahona). Fermentation takes place with native yeasts in open wooden vats, and is completed by double-distillation in small wood-fired copper pot stills.
There are currently four distilleries producing Alipus Mezcals, three of which are qualified to export. These limited release Mezcals are now available in the United States (7/2012), and for under $50 per bottle, the quality for price is incredible.
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