Cruz De Fuego Mezcal Tepextate (750 ml)

About This Item

The Cruz De Fuego brand was launched in 2015 and was immediately awarded the distinction of best-tasting mezcal at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition. It is produced at Productores Del Buen Agave, a certified mezcal artisanal palenque; in other words, there are no automated processes throughout production. Margarita Blas and Carlos Mendez, mother-and-son team, actively work to protect the traditions behind
artisanal mezcal-making, and each expression follows the same production process: cooked in conical (underground) ovens, open-air fermentation, milling by tahona-wheel, and copper distillation, twice distilled.

One of our favorite (and one of the most varietally consistent) agave to drink, Tepextate is a massive and stunning plant that takes over 20 years to reach maturity. Known for its powerful floral and pepper aromatics and an acid so strong it can burrow its roots into sheer rock walls, this example from Cruz de Fuego is a benchmark introduction to the beauty of the variety. Mezcal made from Agave marmorata is truly one of life’s greatest
pleasures. Expect an electric, velvety texture and a long finish in this expression. 48% ABV.

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