Origen Raiz Chacaleno Mezcal (750ml / 48%)


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Whilst the CRM forced the addition of Espadin on the label, this is like no Espadin mezcal we've tried before. Bursting with tropical fruit on the nose, mango and white flowers, roast banana on the palate, some white pepper, super creamy texture. Super silky. Read full description below...

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This mezcal is truly special, and like no Espadin we have tasted before. Located in the north of Durango towards Sinaloa, El Platanar sits in a sub-tropical valley surrounded by mountain ranges creating a unique micro climate. Chacaleno is a cultivated agave from the Espadin family grown on the steep mountain sided, only accessible by ATV.

Origen Raiz Espadin Chacaleno is made with maguey Chacaleño (Agave angustifolia). According to Asis Cortes, who is one of the brand owners, the Consejo Regulador del Mezcal that certifies mezcal required the brand to add Espadin to the title of this release, but this name is not used at all locally. The local producers simply refer to this as maguey Chacaleño. While this is an Agave angustifolia, it varies a great deal from the maguey Espadin that you’d find in Oaxaca.

Origen Raíz represents a partnership between two distinct sets of Mexican roots: the Saravia family of Durango, who have a long history of working to improve the local economy through business, and the Cortés family of Oaxaca, who contribute six generations of knowledge to the world of mezcal production. The families were brought together by their sons, Asis Cortés and Bildo Saravia, through cultural passion and respect for each other’s heritage.

AROMA: Bursting with tropical fruit on the nose.
TASTE: Mango and white flowers, roast banana on the palate, some white pepper, super creamy texture. Super silky.
ENJOY: Sipping mezcal is enjoyed slowly and with friends. Paired with smoked meats or bbq chicken.

Production Notes

  • Maguey: Chacaleño (Agave Angustifolia)
  • State: Durango
  • Region: El Platanar
  • Cooking: Underground oven
  • Milling: Crushed using Hebradora (mechanical mill)
  • Fermentation: Wild fermentation in underground 'piletas', a large rectangular pit dug into the earth.
  • Still Type: Twice distilled in copper with stainless steel 'barrils'. First distillation with fibres.
  • ABV of Mezcal: 48%
  • Classification: Artisanal mezcal

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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Origen Raiz Chacaleno Mezcal (750ml / 48%)