New York, NY (August 1, 2017) – Mezcales de Leyenda has announced the release of four limited release mezcals that each benefit a specific social or environmental cause. These mezcals are produced in partnership with unique species of agave and hyper-small mezcaleros to ensure that they are like no other agave-based spirits available today. Available now, these unique mezcals are a must-have for agave lovers and collectors and join Mezcales de Leyenda’s core line of artisanal mezcals.
Below is an overview of each of these four limited expressions.
Grandes Leyendas: Don Anastacio
The is the first release in a series of mezcals that recognizes great master mezcaleros over the age of 70 as a living homage of their impressive work effort throughout their life. For the inaugural product, Mezcalesde Leyenda celebrates the beloved master Don Anastacio, who elaborately, carefully and slowly created this splendid ancestral mezcal using wild agave cupreata from northern Guerrero. This mezcal features aromas of mature tropical fruits, orange blossom, and light smoke, with a rich, unctuous palate that exhibits bittersweet chocolate and orange peel. A portion of sales proceeds of this mezcal will be donated directly to Don Anastacio and his family. MSRP: $249.99.
This is the first release in a series of mezcals with the purpose to offer collectors and agave lovers the opportunity to experience an agave that had never been distilled before for the first time.
To kick-off this innovative, first-of-its-kind series, Mezcales de Leyenda has selected the stunning agave montana, which grows wild in a hidden valley in the Sierra Madre Oriental in Tamaulipas. The result is a surprisingly wild and unique mezcal with aromas of deep char and damp forest, and flavors of sweet menthol with a long finish. A portion of sales proceeds of this mezcal will be donated to aid in the cultivation and conservation of this extraordinary agave species. MSRP: $499.99.
Reservas de la Biosfera: Tehuacán-Cuicatlán
This is the first release in a series of mezcals dedicated to important national parks in Mexico. This special mezcal comes from the Tehuacán-Cuicatlán reserve at the southern limits of Puebla with Oaxaca in the largest cactus reserve in the world. This exquisite mezcal is produced with a base of regional magueyes, agave marmorata and agave macrocantha in collaboration with the Ortega family, who are master mezcaleros from the region with three generations of experience between them. A portion of sales proceeds of this mezcal that features aromas of sweet cooked agave and sea water, and a flavor profile that exhibits mineral and slight notes of peat, will be donated to the conservation of regional cactacea in collaboration with local groups. MSRP: $319.99.
Cementerio Mezcalero (Mezcal Graveyard)
This is the first release in a series of mezcals that honors an old tradition in which some of the world’s best mezcals are aged in glass, generally underground, to be later unearthed for family celebrations such as birthdays, weddings, and baptisms. This unique mezcal features aromas of roasted chestnuts and dried fruits, and a flavor profile that exhibits buttery notes and mild smoke with a long finish. A portion of sales proceeds of this mezcal will be donated to purchase tourism equipment of Tzitzio, Michoacán to promote the ‘desentierros mezcaleros’ (mezcal unearthing) traditionally held during the celebration of Día de Muertos (Day of the Dead). MSRP: $279.99
For more information on these limited release mezcals from Mezcales de Leyenda, please visit http://www.mezcalesdeleyenda.com.
About Mezcales de Leyenda
Mezcales de Leyenda currently offers a core line of five different mezcals, from five different regions (Oaxaca, Guerrero, Durango, San Luis Potosí, and Puebla) using five different agave plants, all of which are certified USDA Organic and Fair Trade Certified, in addition to a special collection of limited release mezcals. Each producer has created a mezcal that is not only special in its quality, but preserves the time-honored manner of production from harvest to distillation, maintaining the craftsmanship and integrity of mezcal. Each mezcal is unique because of its distinct agave and specific area of production. The one-of-a-kind bottle is a true eye-catcher for consumers. Using responsible manufacturing, recycled labels, and corks from certified trees, Mezcales de Leyenda is truly unique in comparison to other mezcals on the market.
Mezcales de Leyenda has created a line that showcases the quality, uniqueness, and authenticity that goes into mezcal, and helps explain why the world is taking notice of this “young” spirit.