MX-XLA-09-NV

A'hl-mai (Maximilliana Baker), 'Durango', Lamata

  • 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)
Producer:
Vintage:
NV
Country:
Mexico
Region:
Durango
Spirit Type:
Agave / Sotol / Pox
Spirit Sub Type:
Mezcal

Tasting Notes

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.

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