Pelotón de la Muerte Mezcal

Pelotón de la Muerte Mezcal

Pelotón de la Muerte Mezcal is made by Zapotec maestro mezcalero Cutberto Santiago and his family in a small artisanal mezcal palenque in Santiago Matatlán, in the Central Valley of Oaxaca. Cutberto use ancient traditional methods, starting with cooking the Espadín agave in a stone pit oven for 4-6 days covered with lava rocks, after which it ferments for four days or more in wooden vats using only wild yeast from the ambient environment. It is then double-distilled with agave fiber in copper pot stills and bottled joven (unaged). All the wild agaves used to produce Pelotón de la Muerte are organically grown.

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Pelotón de la Muerte Mezcal

SKU: 512392
Case configuration: 24x250mL

SKU: BC 751321 / AB 663468
Case configuration: 12x750mL

SKU: 795617
Case configuration: 6x1750mL

100% Agave Espadín (Agave angustifolia), made by maestro mezcalero Cutberto Santiago in Santiago Matatlán, Oaxaca, and bottled at 41% ABV. The name and label of Pelotón de la Muerte, which means Brigade of Death, commemorates the flag used by the insurgents during the Mexican Revolution who called themselves "the squadron of death for the suffering Hidalgo", who tried to enact revenge for the death of the priest Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla, the founding father of Mexico's independence.

Astor Wines and Spirits – “This mezcal possesses impressive range with gorgeous notes of kiwi fruit, lemon zest, dried green peppercorn, classic agave and gentle smoke. A smooth and soft entry on the palate showing a ripe agave character and a hint of caramel leads to a finish with just the right amount of liveliness. An immediate go to for cocktails and a lovely stand-by for a classic, basic mezcal. Nicely balanced and offering a level of complexity unmatched for this value.”

Awards: 2015 Beverage Tasting Institute – 88 points “Clear color. Lively, smoky aromas of char-roasted nuts and plantains and wood soap with a creamy, crisp, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a tingling, interesting, buoyant roasted nougat, camp fire ash, and cream finish. A mellow, nicely balanced sipping mezcal with a nice interplay of delicate smoke and creamy fruitiness.”; New York International Spirits Competition 2014 – Silver Medal


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