A'hl-mai (Maximilliana Baker) 'Durango'
- Maestro Vinateros Aurelio & Abel García Soto.
- Produced in Sierra de Mezquital, Durango
- 100% Agave A’hl-Mai (Maximillilana var. baker)
- Cooked in a conical underground oven; milled by hand using hatchet
- Distilled twice in a traditional “Filipino style” hybrid wood and copper pot still, with agave stalk (“quiote”) receiving shoot
- The nose is full of saddle leather, fresh thyme, lemon peel, and river rock. The palate is a colorful pop of orange blossoms, wildflowers, and tangerine hard candy
- 47.5% ABV (Alcohol will change from batch to batch)
A’hl-Mai means “little agave” in the native O’dam language, spoken by indigenous Tepehuano peoples of Nayarit, Durango, and Chihuahua. A’hl-Mai is a subspecies of A. maxamiliana, a species most commonly associated in US-imported agave spirits with Raicilla, from Jalisco. With spade-shaped leaves (“pencas”) growing in dense, tight, clusters, A. maximiliana is distinctive both visually and aromatically.