Alipus Destilado en Barro is an incredibly special and rare mezcal. It is classified as ancestral mezcal (in short, no metal is used throughout production) and is distilled in clay pot stills which give it an incredible depth of character. It is also one of 3 varieties released under the same label. Each variety is produced by a different mezcalero. The lable on the neck of the bottle identifies the producer - in this case Tio Felix (Uncle Felix).
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: Dry fruit, wood and herbs.
TASTE: Bitter chocolate, herbs and wet earth. Medium acidity with strong lingering flavour.
ENJOY: Sipping mezcal is enjoyed slowly and with friends. Pairs well with meat stew, slow-roasted pork and other grilled meats.
- Maguey: 80% Espadin, 20% Arroqueño
- State: Oaxaca
- Region: El Potrero, San Miguel Sola de Vega
- Cooking: Stone-lined, wood-fired roasting pit.
- Milling: Ground by hand with a mallet in a canoa (wooden trough carved from a single log).
- Still Type: Double distillation in clay pots.
- ABV of Mezcal: 47%