Siete Misterios Arroqueno is made with 100% maguey Arroqueno (agave Americana), which is one of the oldest and largest agave that can be used for mezcal production in Oaxaca. These massive agave take up to 20 years to mature, and the mezcal that is made from it has become one of Siete Misterios’ most popular. This mezcal is produced using clay pot distillation and all of the milling is done by hand.
Mezcal Type: Joven 100% - Americana var. Oaxacensis Agave
Cooking: Earth oven, using wood and river stones
Milling: Hand smashed in Sabino wood canoes
Fermentation: Open/ Natural in wood vats with wild yeast and spring water
Distillation: Double in Clay Pot Still
Region: Sola de Vega, Oaxac
Slightly sour on the nose with hints of wild apple and wet grains. The palate has a lot of clay, but it doesn’t overpower the Arroqueno with subtle notes of apples, brown rice, and wild yeasts.
Silver 2012: Spirits of Mexico
Gold 2013: San Francisco