Distiller: Rosario Angeles Vasquez
Bottler: Maguey Melate
Brand: Maguey Melate
ABV: 49.8% ABV
Nose: Wowzers – so much happening on the nose. The clay is unmistakable – funky, cheesy, garlic forward. Lactic, musty, a bit of brine and savory character. Hint of cream cheese frosting, a bit of sour cream, lime, orange zest, bit of pepper.
Taste: Powerful savory palate – cream, cheese, clay, a bit of ash and some musty sweetness. Lots of pepper, bit moe orange peel. Fuuuuuuuunky.
Finish: Long finish, peppery, ashy, loaded with those clay post notes, arroqueno lends a fruity sweetness and a blast of almost beef jerky notes.
Overall: This is all over the place – in a good way. Powerful, musty, funky, savory, smoky. Lovely.
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