Don Amado Reposado MezcalDon Amado Reposado Mezcal
DON AMADO MEZCAL
In the highlands of southern Mexico, the renowned Arellanes family has been crafting one of the region’s most celebrated mezcals since the late 1700s.
Eleven generations of continual mezcal distillation with a legendary commitment to craftsmanship and experimentation have culminated in a spirit that is simultaneously complex and approachable. Don Amado is made from earthen roasted agave hearts which are, after crushing, fermented together with their piña fibers for a rich agave character. The mash is then double distilled in small traditional ceramic clay pots. Aged varieties are matured in American oak casks previously used for barreling Pedro Domecq brandy.
An homage to the popular history of Oaxacan clay-pot mezcal aged in brandy barrels, Don Amado Reposado uses exhausted brandy barrels from Pedro Domecq to create a nostalgic flavor of earthen-smoked agave with the soft caramel and butterscotch notes of American white oak.
Familiar Mexican flavors of roasted corn slathered in butter, hints of vanilla and cinnamon, tropical fruit and dried chilies are balanced with a moderate amount of smoke leading into barrel notes of a satisfying, slightly spicy vanilla-driven extended finish.
Master Distiller: Germán Bonifacio Arellanes
Approx. 26 Bx Sugars from Angustofolia Haw Espadín Agave grown at 4,800′ in municipio of Sta. Catarina Minas, Oaxaca
Halved & quartered (cogollo removed) agave earthen roasted for four days using mix of guamúchil and mesquite wood
Cooked agave macerated with proprietary blade spindle destrozadora shredder
Fermented together with bagaso in 1,400L pine wood vats using airborne yeast strains
Double distilled in burner heated ceramic pot stills to approx. 53% ABV and reduced with triple distilled demineralized water
Six months aging in American White Oak formerly used for Pedro Domecq Mexican Brandy, bottled at 45% ABV