Alipus San Miguel de Sola

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Alipus San Luis Del Rio, 750ML

Alipus Destilado en Barro is a very special Mezcal.  It is a small batch, rare variety that uses clay pot distillation and the rare Arroqueno agave.  There are three different mezcaleros who make this Mezcal, and the sticker on the neck of the bottle will tell you which mezcalero made that specific bottle. There are three possibilities for the mezcalero: Tio Leonardo (made by Leonardo Rojas), Tio Jesus (made by Jesus Rios), or Tio Felix (made by Felix Garcia). All three of them make their Mezcal in a similar fashion and all of the agave that is used displays a similar terrior as it is grown on a remote country hillside. This Mezcal is distilled in clay pots, which gives the Mezcal a very unique mouth feel in comparison to copper distillation.

Technical Specifications:

NOM: NOM-O14X
MEZCALERO: Felix Garcia, Jesus Rios and Leonardo Rojas
AGAVE: Espadin, Arroqueno
DISTILLATION: Clay Pot
STYLE:
 Ensemble
REGION: Oaxaca
VILLAGE: San Miguel
ALCOHOL: 47% ABV 
OVEN: Conic Earth Pit Oven
FERMENTATION: Pine Vats 
MILLING: Tahona  

ABOUT THIS PRODUCER:

Alipús is a social project that seeks to generate rural economy in Oaxaca through making and commercializing artisan mezcal. These are mezcales jóvenes (unaged), made by a small family distilleries.  Alipús was born in 1999, as a project of the Destilería Los Danzantes, with Don Joel Antonio and sons as the first producers, in San Juan del Río. Subsequently, Don Eduardo Hernández, of Santa Ana del Río, making Alipús Santa Ana mezcal; Don Cosme Hernandez and his son Cirilo in San Baltazar Guelavila, who make the Alipús San Baltazar mezcal; Don Valente Angel and sons, of Santa María La Pila, with the Alipús San Andrés mezcal. In 2013, Alipús San Luis is incorporated, made by Don Baltazar Cruz and sons, of San Luis del Río, and Alipús San Miguel, made by Don Felix García and Leonardo Rojas in the Potrero Sola de Vega.

by Mezcal Reviews