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Don Fulano

IMG_0422Great tequila is the result of the profound relationship between man and earth, and it is difficult to overestimate the importance of this for the production and preservation of authentic tequila. Tequila Don Fulano is the result of daily care and preservation of the land which for five generations has sustained the family business, and produces a beautiful tequila that is 100% free of additives.

BlancoThe finest expression of a Highland lineage. Cooked agave fully expresses itself with delicate notes of butterscotch and olive. Spice balanced with a prolonged citrus finish.

Reposado – A signature blend of aged tequilas with a minimum of eight months – and up to 2 years – in a combination of new and used barrels of French limousine oak. The spice is fuller with rich fruit notes of pear and cherry compote. Gentle notes of cooked agave with hints of nutmeg, dark chocolate and maple. Medium-bodied and well-balanced.

Añejo – A blend of different tequilas all aged a minimum of 30 months in French limousine oak. Agave notes are present and intense; not predominantly sweet or overpowered by wood. Full of spice and character from its terroir. Subtle chocolate, baked banana and a mixture of dried fruits, almonds and roasted coffee beans mingle with subtle floral notes, and a finish that is slightly dry and prolonged.

Imperial Extra AñejoAged 5 years, this exceptionally smooth tequila is abundant with fruit notes and spices like clove and nutmeg. Velvety and complex, with deep notes of maple and dark chocolate, tobacco and a lavish aroma of black cherries.

FuerteThe tequila for the connoisseur and the epicurean. A special tequila, at 50% ABV, that is full of spice and flavor but still mellow. Aromas of jasmine and orange blossom; even coconut and tropical aromas are present. Full bodied and generous in its complexity, it brings a direct connection with the agave fields, with the terroir, with its patient organic fermentation and its masterful distillation in copper alembics. The finish is intense and prolonged.

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Código 1530

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Código 1530 begins with fully-matured agave, cooked in stainless steel ovens, fermented utilizing an organic family baker’s yeast in Amatitán, and distilled twice in handmade stills. Código 1530’s name honors “Los Códigos,” the old world codes and customs that shaped and still live on in Amatitán and the Los Bajos region to this day. These values are at the core of the proud families who served this tequila in their homes and the artisan distilling family who has been the custodian of this once private tequila for generations.

Rosa – Beginning as Código 1530 Blanco which is then rested for 1 month in uncharred Napa Cabernet French White Oak barrels. The result is a refined spirit with a beautiful delicate rose color. It has rested just long enough in fine Cabernet barrels to enrich the natural agave juice, without overpowering the delicate floral notes. The flavor leads with bright agave character and finishes with the soft floral notes of Cabernet.

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Tequila Clase Azul

Clase Azul tequila is made from 100% from organic Tequilana Weber Blue agaves, cooked in old-fashioned brick ovens, which takes 72 hours. Once the agave reaches a deep, rich flavor, it machined-milled, then fermented with proprietary yeast prior to being distilled twice in pot stills. This tequila is produced in the town of Jesús María, one of the highest points in the Los Altos (highland) region of the state of Jalisco, which lends very unique flavor profiles to the tequila. Each bottle is hand-made and hand-painted by native artisans in a small village in México, so each one is a unique piece. Clase-Azul

Reposado – Aged for 8 months in hand-select oak barrels. Exceptionally smooth, with an intense amber color. The aroma is woody, fruity, with vanilla and caramel notes. The silky and rich body is full of cooked agave, wood, vanilla and toffee caramel. An ultra-premium reposado which exceeds expectations with each sip.

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New Mezcal

Mezcal Unión

Mezcal Union began when a group of friends embarked on a mezcal project, visiting palenques all over Oaxaca. On one visit, they met an old man who detailed the growing popularity of mezcal and changing demands on those who have been producing mezcal for generations, explaining that a co-op or union needed to be created, which is how they got the name for their brand. Because of the long growing cycle of agaves, it is extremely difficult to estimate future demand. This union of producers ensures that the production of mezcal is self-sustaining into the future and provides social development and economic sustainability for their producer families.

Mezcal Union ManyEl Joven – Made from an ensamble of Espadin and Cirial agaves harvested from San Baltazar Guelavila, Oaxaca, México. Agave Cirial adds a slight vegetal character and rounds the overall flavor, which has notes of vanilla, pine, and citrus. Perfect for sipping and cocktails alike because of its approachable price point.

Ilegal Mezcal

This artisanal mezcal is produced in small lots in the Tlacolula Valley of Oaxaca, using 100% espadín agave, and each bottle is hand corked, labeled, and numbered. Ilegal’s fourth-generation mezcaleros use only perfectly ripe agaves, roasted in earthen pits lined with river stones for 5-7 days. The roasted agaves are then crushed by horse-drawn tahona (stone mill). This mezcal is double-distilled, first in stainless steel and then in copper. Aged expressions are rested in a mix of new and used American Oak medium char barrels. Ilegal Mezcal, a handcrafted mezcal with a notorious history that includes smuggling and weeklong parties in a clandestine bar and music hub in Antigua, Guatemala.Ilegal

JovenAlso known as blanco, or un-aged. Full bodied agave flavor. Eucalyptus and mineral aromas compliment hints of green apple and fresh citrus. Light smoke, and a lingering heat. Ideal for cocktails or perfect on its own.

Reposado – Aged for 4 months in medium-charred American Oak. Caramelized pear and bitter orange on the nose. Clove, butterscotch and hints of vanilla on the palate. Velvety and smooth.

Añejo – Aged for thirteen months in American Oak, French Oak, and used bourbon casks, rivaling the world’s finest scotches and cognacs. Maple, clove, and bitter orange aromas. Dark chocolate and sweet agave on the palate. Rounded, full and rich.

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The Vaso Veladora

The Vaso Veladora

Tradition and utility…
The vaso veladora is the traditional glass for drinking mezcal, especially in Oaxaca. Originally used to hold prayer candles in Catholic churches, the vaso has a crucifix at the bottom. At some point a church-goer “borrowed” a vaso to drink mezcal in it and a dual purpose, both religious and secular, was realized.