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The Alipus label is dedicated to finding and distributing traditionally made small village mezcal. San Andrés is made from Espadin agave in Xitlapheua by Don Valente García Juárez. Winner of Tequila.net's 'Best of the Best' Judge Favourite award for Joven (young or unaged) mezcals in 2012.
San Matias Orgullo Anejo Tequila is made from Agave grown in the highlands of Jalisco, considered one of the best agave growing areas. Aged for 2 years in American oak barrels, this has notes of orange, apple and almonds.
Don Modesto Reposado Tequila is made from 100% Weber Blue Agave that is then infused with subtle hints of vanilla and citrus flavours and aged for 7 months in American white oak. An incredibly smooth Tequila that is delightful to sip.
Named for the masked Mexican wrestlers, Enmascarado is a traditionally made Mezcal, produced from espadin agave baked in earth ovens and pot distilled. This 45.2% version is diluted before bottling, unlike the punchier 54.2% edition, giving it a rather more vegetal flavour mingled in with woody smoke.
Chamucos, which means devil or demon in Mexico, is made from 100% Weber Blue Agave under the watchful eye of master distiller Wilfrido Ortega Casas. A number of techniques are applied to bring the best out of these Agave plants including "playing Classical music during distillation".
Don Fulano's anejo tequila is an aromatic expression aged for three years in a mixture of old and new French oak. Made from blue agave, this has dried fruit notes. Mix 60ml with 2 dashes of bitters, 1 and a half bar spoons of brown sugar and 3 orange peels for a fantastic acabado sedoso (martini).
A reposado Mezcal from Wahaka. This one is bottled 'con gusano' (with worm). The worm adds as an organic filter and adds natural smoky notes to the Tequila, whilst also being proven to be an aphrodisiac.
A lightly smoky, citrus laden mezcal from Ven a Mi - unaged, sweet and packed full of agave flavour. Mezcal is kind of like tequila's older brother and has remained true to small scale production and traditional methods, producing a spirit with the authentic taste of roasted Mexican agave.