You may have noticed the term ensemble on some mezcals, it’s just like the dictionary definition, the second one after “a group of musicians, actors, or dancers who perform together.” The one that reads “a group of items viewed as a whole rather than individually.” As applied to the mezcal world the same holds true, a variety of agaves are harvested, roasted, mashed, fermented, distilled, and bottled together.
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The Alipús line continues to evolve. The latest addition is an ensamble which originally was designed to replace the San Andrés, now it appears it will complement it. The details:
- Location: Santa María La Pila, Mihuatlán, Oaxaca
- Agave: 80% Espadín, 20% Bicuishe
- Maestro Mezcalero: Don Valente Ángel García Juárez
- Quantity: 800 bottles in this batch. More to come.
- ABV: 47.2%
- NOM: O14X
As with its predecessor, the San Andrés Ensamble carries the pink label of the Alipús line because it is also made by maestro mezcalero Don Valente Ángel García Juárez in the same location as the original San Andrés. That original was made solely of espadín and quickly Read more