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Lagrimas de Dolores Mezcal Joven Maguey Cenizo

Product description

The state of Durango, in north-central Mexico, is home to an amazing diversity of indigenous agave species and varietals, second only to Oaxaca in the south. Germán Gutierrez and his family-owned mezcal brand, Lágrimas de Dolores, is making it their mission to produce and showcase this biodiversity and flavour in both their own mezcals and by offering support to other mezcal producers who are growing agave in the more remote and inaccessible parts of Durango.

The Gutierrez family produces their mezcals at their own historic Hacienda Dolores in Durango City, dating from the 17th Century, and their agaves come from the hills of their own Rancho La Campana de Santa Elena in Mezquital. They roast using traditional underground volcanic rock fire-pit roasting methods, ferment in pine vats using only wild yeast from the air, and distill using copper and stainless steel pot stills. Their bottle and leatherwork pays homage to the long equestrian culture and traditions of Durango.

They have planted over 200,000 Maguey Cenizos on their ranch, and continue to plant up to 50,000 more agaves every year, including the other wild species that are used in their family’s and other producers’ mezcals as part of an ongoing commitment to sustainable operations and preservation of the more than 30 species of agave that exist in the State of Durango.