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Maguey Melate Espadilla

Agave Spirits
Puebla, Mexico
Age of plant: 10 years

Produced By: Don Fede

Maguey Melate Espadilla from Federico Valentín Alva Ibáñez was produced by Don Fede at the age of 95 years old. At the time of production, he’d been distilling for 80 years, having started at the early age of 15.

The Producer

Celebrating craftsmanship, tradition, and sustainability. Maguey me late (muh-gay may lah-tay) literally translates to “agave makes my heart beat” –  it represents our love for this spirit, tradition, and region.

Our mission is to preserve and promote traditional agave spirit production methods, culture, and family owned palenques in a value-packed way that serves as an opposing force to the faster-cheaper economy.

As mezcal is rapidly discovered around the world, it’s very challenging for consumers to fully grasp exactly what it is, where it comes from, and how to fully enjoy its many nuances that make it so unique and exciting. This ultimately makes it harder to fully appreciate artisanal mezcal and easier for big business to exploit the opportunities offered by mass-produced industrial mezcal.

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