Derrumbes Michoacan Mezcal (700ml)
One of six mezcals from renowned Maestro, Guadalupe Perez based in the village of Tzitzio. Derrumbes Michoacan is made with Cupreata magueys and Alto agaves. The first are said to contribute mature fruit aromas, while the latter bring herbal notes to the distillate. The production process is distinctive: Agaves are cooked in an underground stone pit using black oak and fermented in underground tanks lined with pine wood - also adding to the herbal character. True to the region's traditions, distillation takes place using the Phillipino method which predates copper-pot stills. This technique requires the body of the still to be made from wood, with the alcohol vapours condensed by a water-filled copper pot that sits at the top of the trunk. The still is direct flame fired. Distillate rests in large glass bottles for around sixty days before bottling. Expect a full-flavoured mezcal, with savoury wood smoke complemented by sweet fruit, vegetal notes and a refreshing minerality. 43.7% Alc./Vol.