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Del Maguey Chichicapa Classico Mezcal

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Del Maguey Chichicapa Classico Mezcal

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Del Maguey Chichicapa Classico Mezcal

Chichicapa Classico Mezcal - Vintage 1995, aged eleven years, has a light nose, yet is deep and sweet on the tongue with a very complex character. It has a long finish, with a distinct smokiness and hint of mint at the end.

Chichicapa is 2 hours south of Oaxaca, and 2 hours to the west on a dirt road. The pueblo elevation is about 7,000 feet. Chichicapa is separated from the valley of Oaxaca by a mountain range. The valley is broad, about thirty miles deep and ten miles wide. The climate is desert and tropical, with banana trees, guava, mangoes and other exotic fruits. Faustino Garcia Vasquez is the maker of Chichicapa. He is a humble and talented craftsmen with great respect for the ancient processes.

There seems to be 2 different versions of this Classico, both the shorter square bottle, and the standard tall round Del Maguey standard bottle.

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