From the importer:
Two species of agave are used to produce Derrumbes Michoacan: agave Cupreata brings mature fruit aromas, while agave Cenizo brings more herbal notes. Cooked in an underground stone pit using black oak, Derrumbes Michoacan is fermented in underground tanks lined with pine wood which adds to the herbal character.
True to the tradition of mezcal production in this area, Derrumbes Michoacan is distilled using the Phillipino method, which predates copper-pot distillation. This technique requires the body of the still to be made from wood, with the alcohol vapours condensed by a copper pot full of water that sits at the top of the trunk. This process adds to the unique character of Derrumbes Michoacan, which after distillation is 46% ABV and is rested in large glass bottles before the final bottling.
Sharp vegetal notes: ferns, fresh cut grass and pine needles. It also has a sweet note, almost like Chinese-style sweet corn soup, with nail varnish remover, ash and wood smoke. There are touches of white wine vinegar, although without the acid hit that suggests, and freshly cracked stone.
Intense agave pepper and sweet fruit to start, quickly calming to a mineral-heavy, sweet tropical fruit juice character. Running behind that is a strong, agave pepperiness and a thick bed of woody smoke from the nose.
Long, with stones, camp fires and apples.
A full-flavoured mezcal, with savoury wood smoke complemented by sweet fruit, vegetal notes and a refreshing minerality.
From the importer: Traditional pit-roasted, mule-drawn tahona-crushed, open fermented, double-distilled mezcal from 100% semi-wild Agave Barril (Agave karwinskii var.) harvested at 10 years of age, bottled at 46.4% ABV. Produced...
FROM THE IMPORTER: AGAVE CENIZO IS MUCH LIKE MADRECUIXE, ANOTHER MEMBER OF THE KARWINSKII FAMILY OF AGAVES. UNLIKE ITS RELATIVES, HOWEVER, IT PREFERS TO GROW IN WILDER, RUGGED TERRAIN AND USUALLY HAS A DISTINCT GREYISHGREEN HUE....
Traditional pit-roasted, mule-drawn tahona-crushed, open fermented, double-distilled mezcal from 100% wild-harvested Agave Cuixe (Agave karwinskii var.) harvested at 13 years of age, bottled at 47% ABV. Produced in Santiago Matatlan,...