MEZCAL AMORES ESPADÍN, A SUSTAINABLE SPIRIT
37 to 41% ABV, 700ml
Bouquet: Beautiful burning campfire with lingering notes of black tea and spice
Palate: Balanced and rich with a surprising sweetness reminiscent of tropical fruits
Finish: Warm and long, leaving a crisp dryness on the mid palate
Mezcal Amores is is deeply committed to sustainability, fair trade and helping the local communities.
This traditional mezcal is made from Espadín agave grown on the hills surrounding the remote village of San Juan del Rio. These agaves have thin and sharp leaves (pencas) with a light green color with grey-silver accents. The pencas, resembling swords gave way to its name. There are over 200 types of agaves; mezcal can be produced from 22, Espadín is the most common one and it is widely harvested throughout the State of Oaxaca (mainly). Espadín “only” takes 7-10 years to mature, another main reason of its common use. Other agave types can take up to 30 years.
Once the agave reaches maturity, the plant is sacrificed to produce mezcal. Mezcal Amores plants 10 new agaves for each one used in order to combat agave deforestation. The espadin agave are harvested at their optimum maturity by Jimadores, and roasted for 5 days in conical stone ovens over sustainable Red Oak logs. Next, the agave hearts are ground on a horse drawn Tahona or “Egyptian mill”, which creates an extract that naturally ferments in open pine containers for up to 13 days, no yeast or chemicals are added during this process. Finally, the liquid is slowly distilled twice in copper pot stills, a process which removes impurities, refines the character of the mezcal, and produces a soft, smooth flavor with a slightly smoked, citric aroma. It’s smoothness and slight smokiness makes it a perfect mezcal for first time drinkers to start understanding this spirit and eventually fall in love with it.
Mezcal Amores Espadín won:
2015 GOLD MEDAL WINNER AT SAN FRANCISCO WORLD SPIRITS COMPETITION.
2013 GOLD MEDAL AT BEVERAGE TESTING INSTITUTE.
2012 GOLD MEDAL AT CONCOURS MONDIAL DE BRUXELLES.