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Xicaru Silver Mezcal

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Xicaru Silver Mezcal Bottle

History
Xicaru, the Zapotec word for beautiful, reflects Fernando Santibañez’s desire to share a traditionally produced mezcal that is approachable and distinct. Using his grandmother’s recipe, Fernando makes small batches of Xicaru Mezcal with time-honored methods at a palenque in Matatlán, Oaxaca.

Production
This mezcal showcases the 100% Agave espadin from which it’s made. Its natural smoky flavor is derived by cooking the agave in a conical stone oven on mesquite and ocote, woods native to Oaxaca.

Origin:
Oaxaca, Mexico
Wood:
Mesquite & ocote
Still:
Copper alembic
Palenque:
Matatlán
Mash:
Tahona method
Distillation:
Double
Agave:
100% espadin
Fermentation:
Natural
Proof:
81
Oven:
Conical stone
Fermentation Tank:
Pine vat
NOM:
F193D

Origin:
Oaxaca, Mexico
Wood:
Mesquite & ocote
Still:
Copper alembic
Palenque:
Matatlán
Mash:
Tahona method
Distillation:
Double
Agave:
100% espadin
Fermentation:
Natural
Proof:
81
Oven:
Conical stone
Fermentation Tank:
Pine vat
NOM:
F193D

Tasting Notes
The pure appearance and substantial body result from age old methods used in the production process. The finished aroma is natural and robust; a combination of agave, mesquite and ocote. Earthy characteristics on the front palate give way to citrus and rich vegetal agave notes that finish distinctively clean. A tinge of smoke complements these qualities without overwhelming the delicate balance found in Xicaru.
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Jaguar Symbol
In ancient Zapotec culture the jaguar symbolized great strength and agility. The Santibañez family home of Tehuantepec, Oaxaca, derives its name from this revered creature. We utilize the jaguar to reflect the tradition and heritage used in crafting Xicaru Mezcal.

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