About this mezcal
Macurichos Karwinskii Ensamble is produced using in Santiago Matatlán, Oaxaca, México using four types of Agave karwinskii: Maguey Cirial, Maguey Madrecuishe, Maguey Barril, and Maguey Bicuishe. The agaves in this field blend are cooked in an earthen oven, milled using a stone tahona mill, fermented in wooden vats, and distilled twice using copper pot stills. This ensamble has bright and zesty notes of freshly cut herbs, melon, and citrus.
Led by maestro mezcalero Gonzalo Martinez, Mezcal Macurichos is dedicated to the protection of the cultural tradition and the agricultural heritage of agave within the iconic mezcal production community of Santiago Matatlán, Oaxaca, Mexico. The family employs numerous neighbors and is one of the rare distillers the area who still produce using Ancestral methods, including clay pot stills. Gonzalo and his brothers cultivate their own diverse fields of agave – planting from seed and reforesting the diminishing wild agave populations.