THE HISTORY OF MONTELOBOS MEZCAL

FORGED IN THE LANDS OF OAXACA
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THE PURSUIT OF PERFECTION

Born from centuries of ancient mezacalero craft and enlightened by the methodical pursuit of true perfection.

Meticulously crafted, artisanally produced and strikingly balanced, Montelobos mezcal is an experience unto itself.

Montelobos is an unmistakable symbol of Mexican territory and craftsmanship. A unique spirit, meticulously crafted with the same traditional and artisanal mezcal techniques used for 500 years.When tasting Montelobos you explore and celebrate all the abundant flavours of the highest quality organic agave.

THE KEY TO MEZCAL FLAVOR IS BALANCE

“The driving force in the CREATION of MONTELOBOS was to produce a mezcal that would express the innate expectations within the agave plant:

A mosaic of BALANCE and COMPLEXITY that allows one to discover something new every time within one of the most layered, indulgent spirits.”

– IVÁN SALDAÑA –

TEQUILA or MEZCAL?

Most mezcal is still produced largely the way it has been. It is distilled from maguey, a species of agave plant that comes in many different varieties. To make a proper mezcal, you must first harvest the agave piñas and then roast them for days in an underground fire pit. It is from here that mezcal takes its distinctive smoky flavor. The piñas are typically ground using a horse or mule-drawn tahona and the mash, or tepache, is left in stone, leather or wood vats to ferment. Once fermented, the liquid is distilled in copper or clay stills and the mezcal is complete.

Tequila is made only from the blue agave variety and produced in much larger volumes in a more modern, mechanized fashion. For most tequilas, the autoclaves and brick ovens where pinas and agave hearts are cooked operate using pressurized steam produced in petrol boilers. Unlike artisanal mezcal, there is no fire pit involved. The fibers from the steam-cooked agave are separated from the juices, producing a very different flavor.

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Our WOLF CONSERVATION CENTER

WE WANT OUR WOLVES TO REMAIN WILD

We are proud partner with The WCC (The Wolf Conservation Center), a non-profit organization dedicated to the conservation of wolf populations in North America through its three-pronged mission of education, advocacy, and species recovery. The WCC participates in the federal species survival and recovery programs for the critically endangered Mexican gray wolf and red wolf. Home to 51 wolves, the WCC is the pre-eminent facility in the northeastern United States for the breeding and pre-release care of endangered wolves.

For more info and to support, please visit www.nywolf.org

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