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Real Minero Barril Mezcal 750ml

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A classic expression of the broad Karwinskii agave family, this Barril is fruitier than most others on the market.  Packed with notes of pink peppercorn, citrus, and wood.

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From the Ángeles Carreño family in Santa Catarina Minas comes the brand Real Minero, helmed by fourth-generation mezcal producers Graciela Ángeles Carreño, and her brother Edgar. Graciela is considered one of the thought-leaders in the field, conducting extensive scientific and historic research into agave and mezcal. She employs several botanists who work with the brand to maintain a nursery and laboratory dedicated to protecting, preserving, and studying the plants, vigorously champions social justice and economic and labor issues within the mezcal industry, and funnels a portion of proceeds into creating the first library in the rural mining community of Santa Catarina Minas. Yet, Real Minero is as deeply rustic and culturally historic as mezcal production can get. Roughly translated as “royal miner”, the brand is exemplary of the minero style of mezcal which can only be certified from Santa Catarina Minas, specifically. Minero implies a production method otherwise referred to as en barro or en olla; distillation occurs in handmade, clay pots using a carved, wooden spoon suspended on string to collect condensed distillate. Much of their agave is broken down after cooking by hand-mashing with massive, wooden bats—like a mortar and pestle of overwhelming size. These countryside methods have not changed in hundreds of years.

Additional information

Weight 3 lbs

Common name of the agave : Barrel
Scientific name of the agave : Karwinskii sp
Age of the plant : 15 years
Type of oven: Earth conical
Type of grinding : Electric ripper
Type of fermentation : Natural in wooden vats
Distiller : Overlapping clay pots
Number of Distillations : two
Alcoholic degree adjustment : Tips and tails
Name of the mezcalero master : Edgar Angeles Carreño


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