Erstwhile, Arroqueño Mezcal · 750mL
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Juan Hernández Méndez is the mezcalero behind the wild agaves in the Erstwhile line. For at least four generations the Hernández family has been finetuning the craft of mezcal production and it shows in this fascinating bottle. A more delicate Mezcal with botonical and floral notes. Spice market and burnt orange on the nose, green plantain and citrus on the palate.
Natural fermentation in open air wooden vats followed by distillation in copper alembic pots. Arroqueño is a rare variety of agave that can take up to 25 years to mature! It cannot be cultivated, so it is harvested in the wild.