Alipus Ensamble was first released in the US in mid-2016. There have been subsequent releases since. It is hand crafted by mezcalero Don Valente Angel in San Andrés, Oaxaca and it contains many of the signature qualities that one expects when drinking mezcal made by this master mezcalero.
This Alipus San Andres ensemble mezcal was originally going to replace the single agave San Andres espadin. This release is made from 90% espadin and 10% bicuishe.
Alipus mezcal first began in 1999 as a "social impact project" with the aim of supporting traditional mezcal producers and their lands in several regions in Oaxaca, Mexico. That has now grown to an amazing 9 independent producers in the state, all of which contribute to the development of their respective rural economies.
AROMA: Notes of roasted maguey, caramel and white flowers.
TASTE: Hints of wood. Good acidity with medium lingering flavor.
ENJOY: Sipping mezcal is enjoyed slowly and with friends. Grilled meat, barbecue, kebabs.
- Maguey: 90% espadin, 10% bicuishe
- State: Oaxaca
- Region: Santa María La Pila
- Cooking: Stone-lined, wood-fired roasting pit.
- Milling: Electric shredder.
- Still Type: Discontinuous double distillation in copper stills.
- ABV of Mezcal: 47.5%