Palomas Mensajeras Ensamble Mezcal 750ml
Palomas Mensajeras Chino, Alto, Mexicano is made with Agave cupreata, Agave inaequidens, and Agave rhodacantha in the lake-side community of Oponguio, Michoacán. This is a product of maestro vinatero Don Miguel Perez Resendiz and his sons Miguel (jr) and Melltón. While the maguey Chino and Alto are endemic to Michoacán, maguey Mexicano is not. Don Miguel collected Agave rhodacantha (maguey Mexicano) seeds on a trip to Oaxaca a few decades ago. He planted the seeds and the family collected additional seeds from those plants once those original agave reached maturity. The family now has a sustainable supply of Agave rhodacantha growing on their land in Michoacán. The agaves are cooked in an underground pit oven and milled by a mechanical shredder that the family made from a converted 1978 Dotson car engine. The agaves are then fermented with open air wild yeasts in earthen pits that are lined with oak planks. Finally the agave is distilled in a Tarascan (aka Filipino) still.
The first batch of this imported into the US was distilled in April of 2019 and aged in glass for 4 years and 3 months.