Lamata Verde Durango
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Maestro Mezcaleros Manuel y Pepe Simental · Produced in Nombre de Dios, Durango · 100% Verde (Agave salmiana var. ferox) · Cooked in a conical earthen oven and milled by hand · Fermented in pine vats · Distilled twice using traditional copper & wood hybrid still · 51% ABV (Alcohol may change from batch to batch)
Tasting notes: Berry and fibrous vegetality on the nose; cucumber, green pepper, cilantro, and stewed pineapple on the palette.
Verde can refer to different agave in different places (mostly connotating vibrant green flesh of the leaves, or “pencas”); in this case, it is Agave salmiana, a larger variety often associated with the state of San Luis Potosí. The name is apt: the variety is beloved for its distinctive bell pepper, green chile aromatics. Around the capital of Durango, this Verde grows in ancient black lava fields, and is much smaller than its salmiana cousins across Mexico. Lower sugar yields and sparse population make this mezcal highly limited in quantity.