Aguerrido is a brand that comes from the heart of the state of Guerrero, one of the least represented mezcal producing states due to the difficulties with narco-trafickers in the area. Here we have a collective of well-known and seasoned maestros mezcaleros, with different expressions that each will take you on a wonderful journey.
Don Benigno is a maestro that carries incredible charm. He is also the oldest of the Aguerrido family.
His taberna is next to the road that leads to his village, right next to the communal taberna. The facility sits right next to the local spring.
Capón means that the agave has been cut at the top at peak maturity right before the quiote (a 6 meter tall asparagus-like flower) flowers and the agave has the highest content of sugar possible. They then let the agave rest for 2 years before harvesting to concentrate the sugars even further.
|Maguey:||A.Cupreata, Capón (Papalote), wild 8-14 years to maturity|
|Mezcaler@s:||Don Benigno Sánchez|
|Location:||El Peral, Guerrero
|Oven:||Conical underground, with stone, cooked for 6 days w/white & yellow oak + tepehuaje|
|Fermentation:||Ayacahuite wood vat for 8 days
|Destillation:||Double distillation copper alembic|