Xicaru Mezcal Artesanal Silver 750mL Mezcal Joven Maguey
Xicaru Silver Mezcal showcases the 100% Maguey espadin from which it’s made. Its natural smoky flavor is derived by cooking the maguey in a conical stone oven on mesquite and ocote, woods native to Oaxaca, Mexico.
The pure appearance and substantial body result from age old methods used in the production process. The finished aroma is natural and robust; a combination of maguey, mesquite and ocote. Earthy characteristics on the front palate give way to citrus and rich vegetal maguey notes that finish distinctively clean. A tinge of smoke complements these qualities without overwhelming the delicate balance found in Xicaru.
Xicaru, the Zapotec word for beautiful, reflects Fernando Santibañez’s desire to share a traditionally produced mezcal that is approachable and distinct. Xicaru Mezcal is made in small batches using time-honored methods in Matatlán, Oaxaca.
Xicaru – pronounced ZEE-kah-roo – is made from 100% Maguey espadin, harvested at approximately eight years maturity. Its natural smoky flavor is derived from cooking the maguey in an underground conical stone oven on mesquite and ocote, woods native to Oaxaca. The cooked maguey is mashed by horse-drawn tahona, fermented naturally in open-air pine vats and double-distilled in small copper alembics.
In ancient Zapotec culture, the jaguar symbolized great strength and agility. Each type of Xicaru Mezcal is emblazoned with a unique jaguar that reflects its special characteristics and the tradition and heritage used to craft Xicaru Mezcal.