Mezcal De Leyendas Rare Cementario Mezcalero
Cementerio Mezcalero’ (Mezcal Graveyard), honours an old tradition often related to small communities, in which some of the best ’mezcales’ are aged in glass containers, generally underground, to be later unearthed for family celebrations such as birthdays, weddings, and baptisms. The ‘desentierros mezcaleros‘ or mezcal unearthing, traditionally take place in Tzitzio, Michoacán, during the month of November, for the celebration of ‘Día de Muertos’, Day of the Dead. Unearthed in 2016, 9 months after being buried underground and aged in glass.
Limited to a production of 435 bottles.
How It Is Made
Don Guadalupe Pérez honours this antique tradition in his home town of Tzitzio, Michoacán, carefully crafting this delicious mezcal, and aged during 9 months in a glass demijohns, three feet under earth, which accentuates its sweet and aged flavours. The Agave Americana Sahuayensis grows in western Michoacán, close to Jiquilpan and Sahuayo. It is a large agave, sometimes measures up to 2 metres in height and 40-100 kilos. Water is fresh local stream water, agave is cooked in a conical lava rock pit for 4 days, fermented in ground level wooden oak tanks with all natural airborne yeasts and then distilled in a copper alembic still with pine wood hat.
Aged in glass during 9 months 1 of 435 bottles