Cenizo Colonial Temoaya Mezcal (700ml / 43%)


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This formidable artisanal Mezcal is ideal for both cocktails and also for those seeking a smooth and friendly-to-drink Mezcal. Read full description below...

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Cenizo Colonial Temoaya mezcal is made with maguey Cenizo (agave Duranguensis). Enrique de la Cruz produces this mezcal in San Miguel Temoaya, where they roast in an underground wood-fired earthen oven, ferment with wild yeast in wooden “coffins” recessed into the ground, mill the agave by hand using machetes, and distill in the traditional alembique viejo of Durango. This is a “Filipino”-style still similar to the clay pot stills of Oaxaca – except that holding the liquid is a copper base vessel recessed into the mud-brick hearth over a fire, and the upper montera is an upside down cone made of wooden staves held together by metal rings (like a conical wooden barrel open at the large bottom end and closed with a barrel end at the top), with the liquid mezcal flowing out through a hollow log into a condenser tank with a copper coil.

Cenizo Colonial Mezcal is a single village concept from Germán Gutierrez and his family, starting with one from their own historic Hacienda Dolores in Durango City, dating back to the 17th Century, and another from producer Enrique de la Cruz in San Miguel Temoaya. Further products will be added from different villages and towns throughout Durango with a focus on showcasing terroir differences on Agave duranguensis. These producers have been planting about 50,000 new agave Cenizos every year since 2012. Starting around 2021, expect Cenizo Colonial to be sourced from 100% semi-wild agaves.

AROMA: Milk chocolate, cheese, herbal notes, old leather and cherries. Sounds like a dirty mess but it works well. You can smell it across the room. YUM!
TASTE: Pretty much on par with the nose but a tad sweeter . No bite whatsoever. The finish is dry, slightly smoky.
ENJOY: Sipping mezcal is enjoyed slowly and with friends. Makes premium cocktails.

Production Notes

  • Maguey: Cenizo (agave Duranesis)
  • State: Durango, Mexico
  • Region: San Miguel Temoaya
  • Cooking: Conical earthen pit
  • Milling: By hand using machete
  • Still Type: Copper
  • Classification: Artisanal
  • ABV of Mezcal: 43%

We offer a range of delivery options which include:

  • Direct service (Melbourne only, please contact us)
  • Courier service (Fastway, CouriersPlease)
  • Australia Post service
  • TNT Overnight service (Please contact us)
  • Premium Courier service

Most orders will usually ship within 1 business day from our Melbourne warehouse but can take up to 2 business days. Orders before 3:30pm via Aus Post Express will usually ship the same day and deliver the next business day (if in the Aus Post next business day network)**.

Estimated delivery times via courier:
  • VIC: 1-2 business days
  • NSW: 1-2 business days
  • SA: 1-2 business days
  • QLD: 2-3 business days
  • TAS: 3-5 business days
  • WA: 4-7 business days
  • NT: 7-14 business days

*This is an estimate only and is based on standard courier delivery times. Please check the estimated delivery dates above for any further information.

If you are unsure, please contact us and we will assist you.

**Whilst this is usually the case, we can not guarantee same day dispatch. If your order is urgent, please contact us to arrange a suitable option.

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Cenizo Colonial Temoaya Mezcal (700ml / 43%)