It presents notes of orange peel, celery, olive brine, coconut peel, roast pepper and green plantain.
Ultimate Beverage Challenge 88 points - The nose is funky and charred, completely different from the sweet, mellow Durango expression. On the palate, notes of fresh lime, lemon oil and a pleasing saline quality. The smoke on the finish is subtle. (Apr 2016)
Mezcales de Leyenda was founded by Jaun Jesus Lozoya and Cesar Gonzalez Hermosillo, holding long standing relationships with artisanal mescal producers from different regions in Mexico.
In 2009 Pedro Ochoa and New York based chef Danny Mena joined Mezcales de Leyenda to educate the public on mezcal as a category.
Each silver, unblended mezcal was chosen based on typicity and quality and is distilled in small batches by local families. The agave was roasted in stone pits covered with lava rocks, after which it fermented for about four days in wood vats. It was then distilled in copper pot stills. All the wild agave used to produce Mezcales de Leyenda is grown in a sustainable method and certified organic by the USDA and CCOF (California Certified Organic Farmers).
|(80ş) Producer Jose M. Cienfuegos fermented the Papalote (Cupreata) agave with natural yeasts.