Del Maguey Single Village Mezcal has announced its newest artisanal release in the Del Maguey Vino de Mezcal series: Del Maguey Papalote.
Del Maguey Papalote is made in San Pablo Ameyaltepec, Puebla, by palenquero Aurelio Gonzalez Tobon. The 12-to-18-year-old wild papalote are roasted in an earthen, below-ground oven, fermented with natural ambient yeasts and then distilled to 47 percent ABV using a resaque (also known as reflux) style alembic still.
Papalote is the first certified mezcal from Puebla to be made available in the United States, the company says, where the Sazerac Company is the sole importer for Del Maguey.
Papalote is the 10th release in the Del Maguey Vino de Mezcal series of limited-production terroir-driven mezcals from varietals selected by Del Maguey founder, Ron Cooper.
Papalote is now available in select markets in the U.S. in limited quantities. Suggested retail pricing is $105 for a 750-ml. bottle.