Saturday, July 15, 2017

TWCP 35th Anniversary Tastings - Amaro and Mezcal

This time at our Forsyth location
7435 Forsyth Blvd, Clayton MO
We wanted to use the leftover bottles again. 
Join us!


Saturday July 5th at FORSYTH
Open House 1pm-4pm

  • Mezcal Vago "Tobala"  ($91.99) Agave - Tobala 52.3% ABV
  • Mezcal Vago "Elote"  ($49.99)  The unique Mezcal Vago Elote - Between the normal second and an extra third distillation of our Mezcal Espadin, Aguilino naturally infuses the batch with roasted corn grown on his farm. The result is mezcal with a flavor that is truly the essence of Mexico. This recipe was created by Aquilino's family and is available exclusively through Mezcal Vago. Elote has a nose full of smoky toasted corn and dry river stones. The body is sweet with wood tones and layers of honeycomb, green tropical fruit, and smoke. It has a prolonged finish loaded with mint and papaya.
  • Mezcal Vago "Espadin" ($44.99)   Aquilino's family has been making mezcal for more generations than they can remember. He cultivates his Espadin in the hills above his palenque in the small village of Candeleria Yegole, located on the boarder of the Central Valley and Sierra Sur regions of Oaxaca. Yegole is an arid region of Oaxaca, yet sits on the confluence of two rivers. The dry environment, coupled with ample fresh water amke it the ideal location for making mezcal. Espadin has a light aroma of sweet potatoes, citrus and flint. Its palate has hints of anise and plantains with a long pine and caramel finish. 
  • Nuestra Soledad Mezcal San Luis Del Rio ($39.99) Mezcal Nuestra Soledad is a single village mezcal that showcases the differences between the villages of Santiago Matatlán, La Compañía Ejutla, San Luis del Rio, and San Baltazar Guelavila.  Each different expression is made from 100% agave Espadín, by the producers of El Jolgorio mezcals, in Oaxaca, Mexico.
  • Mezcal El Buho Mezcal ($35.99) 100% Espadin Agave made in the heart of Oaxaca. 86 proof In Santiago Matatlan, Oaxaca, the Espadin are roasted in a stone pit fire for a week and crushed by horse on a tohona stone mill. Double distilled in a 5th generation copper still, drip by drip. Bottle by hand in rustic glass. 
  • Montelobos Mezcal Artisanal ($37.99) Artisanal mezcal made in Santiago Matatlán Oaxaca produced with 100% organically certified agave espadín. Our mezcal is meticulously crafted by world renowned agave expert Iván Saldaña. It is made according to his vision and passion for agave and artisanal mezcal with respect for traditional production methods, sustainability, and the quality of life in the communities and families who have produced mezcal for generations. Montelobos achieves extraordinary balance and complexity through a bold integration between agave, fermentation notes and smoke. Montelobos Mezcal is proudly produced by Casa Montelobos, a Mexican company based in Oaxaca and Mexico City.
  • Sombra Mezcal ($32.99) Sombra "shadow" mezcal is a small-batch agave spirit, it is made from organic espadin agave and distilled in the mountain village of San Juan at an elevation of 8,000 feet. The Mezcal is complex and smoky enough to be sipped like a whiskey, but light and citrusy enough to be mixed in cocktails.
  • El Buho Mezcal ($38.99) 100% Espadin Agave made in the heart of Oaxaca. 86 proof In Santiago Matatlan, Oaxaca, the Espadin are roasted in a stone pit fire for a week and crushed by horse on a tohona stone mill. Double distilled in a 5th generation copper still, drip by drip. Bottle by hand in rustic glass. 
  • Del Maguey VIDA de San Luis del Rio ($31.99) VIDA de San Luis Del Rio is an artisanal, Organic Mezcal from Del Maguey, at an entry-level price point and broader availability.  Hand crafted, it is twice distilled, very slowly in small wood-fired, riverside copper stills to flavor specifications that underscore its versatility in cocktails. Another masterpiece out of San Luis del Rio, it has a nose of fruit aromatics, a hint of honey, vanilla and roast agave; the palate offers ginger, cinnamon, burnt sandalwood, banana and tangerine, with a long, soft finish. Viva VIDA!
  • Del Maguey Arroqueño ($84.99) 100% Maguey Arroqueño – Santa Catarina Minas. Made from giant semi-wild, maguey Arroqueño is dedicated to Thor Heyerdahl, Biologist, Explorer and Great Human Being. The magueys were roasted in a conical pit over hot rocks, buried with earth for three days, fermented with nothing but airborne microbes for thirty days, then twice -distilled very slowly in an ancient clay still with bamboo tubing the original, centuries-old Oaxacan, hand-crafted way. Arroqueño has notes of luscious melon on the palate, like cantaloupe and a bit of baking chocolate in the background. It is very vegetal, reminiscent of fresh green beans, with savory medium to long finish.
  • New Mezcalero Mezcal No 8 ($59.99) only 180 cases made.  "Mezcalero Release #8 is made from Agave Mexicano, Madrecuishe and Tobala. This well integrated mezcal offers a bouquet of aroma and a solid texture with complex notes of mature agave, stony mineral and tropical fruit, supported by a bold note of wood smoke. Light floral notes, sweet anise and touch of earth appear on the long, balanced finish." 5 Stars - F. Paul Pacult's Spirits Journal
  • Machetazo Papalote Mezcal...($42.99)  Papalote agaves must reach a level of maturity that ensures the ideal concentration of natural sugars and minerals in the heart of the agave, or piña. Mayalen Machetazo shows the refined character of the Wild Cupreata agave. Notes of fennel, dill, radish peel and crushed aloe lead toward spicy bitter chocolate notes, finish is long, clean and fruit-driven with low mineral influence. 
  • Xicala Mezcal Joven ($35.99) “Xicala” is the Deity Who Roams Through the Land Singing of Love, Dreams, Yearning and Dancing.
    Made from 100% Espadin Agave or maguey, then roasted over wood fire in an earthen pit for three to five days. The agave is then broken down under a horse drawn tehona wheel and then transferred to one of two small stainless steel stills to heat the roasted agave releasing the moisture and resulting mash to be fermented. The mash is then transferred to open top wooden vats where spontaneous Fermentation begins. Fermentation can take up to several weeks. Unlike tequila, the agave fibers are left in the mash to be fermented and distilled for maximum flavor. Like tequila, mezcal is distilled twice. The first distillation is known as punta, and comes out at around 75 proof (37.5% alcohol by volume). The liquid must then be distilled a second time to raise the alcohol percentage which is done in a copper pot still, discarding the head and tails, leaving only the heart worthy for bottling Xicala Mezcal.
  • Mezcal Creyente Joven ($39.99) Mezcal Creyente Joven is the union of two extraordinary mezcales of the regions of Tlacolula and Yautepec, in Oaxaca. The result is a perfect blend, made with 100% agave sprat.The three main parts of our mezcal are represented in a new mythological animal. The soft, velvety and complex body is incarnated by the elusive jaguar. The sweet, fruity and herbaceous notes are represented by the agile and elegant legs of the antelope. The sublime taste of smoked mesquite wood unifies these elements and comes to life in a symbol of Mexican tradition: the Real Eagle. The result of this mixture is a mild and complex flavored mezcal.
  • Bruxo Mezcal No.1 Espadin ($41.99)  Bruxo was created by a group of friends who love and honor our country , we discovered the magic field of mezcal, but above all , its people . Warlock is synonymous with shaman , wise , illuminated ... the "X " in bruxo gives essence, then refers to the pronunciation of our home land , Oaxaca and Mexico . Bruxo is creation and wisdom , freedom and responsibility ; It is eroticism and madness, loyalty and commitment. Bruxo tradition and trend ... a sunset, a good book. It is gender equality and human dignity.
  • Herejia Obsidiana Espadin (preview coming soon)
  • Herejia Plata Ensamble de Agaves  (preview coming soon)
  • Herejia Granate Espadin (preview coming soon)

Nice information from the Somm Journal about mezcal terms.

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