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Smoke and Mirrors: Pierde Almas’ Maguey de Lumbre

This is noted producer Pierde Almas’ one-off, mini production mezcal from an extremely rare form of agave for the year 2013—and possibly for many years into the future. Proprietor Jonathan Barbieri and our very own spirits buyer, Nima Ansari, were fortunate enough to encounter an unkempt planting of this Maguey de Lumbre agave growing behind an area from which Pierde Almas had been harvesting their Espadìn. The Malguey de Lumbre, rarely cultivated in Oaxaca—or anywhere else—requires hot, dry, steep, high-altitude terrain, like that lying in the southwest of the central valleys in the Sierra Azul. It is almost always blended with Espadìn, due, in large part, to its rarity, and the challenge, in encountering it, was to see if it could be distilled and produced unembellished. The results, in this ephemeral and unique expression, are truly astounding. Lumbre is as transparent as the name—meaning flame in Spanish— implies. Illuminating the palate with its clean, pristine flavors, this hard-to-come-by mezcal is beautiful and, in one word, expansive.

 
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Sombra Mezcal -

Mexico | (750 )mL
Sombra is a micro-batch, single-village spirit made from organically farmed espadin agave, harvested in the high Sierra of Oaxaca, Mexico. Sombra has a spicy, fruity, and smoky nose with a high note of citrus. It is smooth and warming to the palate, with a clean, almost sweet finish.

Item #21095
  • Single Bottle:
    $37.99
  • Case of 6:
    $227.94


Union Mezcal Uno -

Mexico, Oaxaca | (750 )mL
This mezcal comes from a group of families that believe they were born to make mezcal. Produced using a blend of three different kinds of agave, the range is impressive with white pepper, spring florals, top notes of citrus with hints of smoke and hints of earth. Mellow and delicate, this mezcal has beautiful texture and is very refreshing.

Item #28361
  • Single Bottle:
    $39.99
  • Case of 6:
    $239.94


Pierde Almas Maguey de Lumbre Mezcal -

Mexico, Oaxaca | (750 )mL
Spirits buyer Nima Ansari collaborated directly with Pierde Almas to create this 100% Lumbre mezcal. This rare species is usually only found in miniscule amounts blended with other agaves. It's the first of its kind. Enjoy.

Item #31408
  • Single Bottle:
    $79.96
  • Case of 6:
    $479.76


Pierde Almas Tobaziche Mezcal -

Mexico, Oaxaca | (750 )mL
This wild agave, Tobaziche, looks a bit like a tree when ripe as opposed most agaves you have seen. The heart is much smaller than agaves such as Espadín or Blue Weber. The tasting profile showed some vanilla, stones, sweet agave and mint. Unaged.

Item #24371
  • Single Bottle:
    $119.99
  • Case of 6:
    $719.94


Del Maguey Minero Mezcal -

Mexico | (750 )mL
This mezcal is the very DEFINITION of old school. The agave, after roasting, is pounded by hand and then distilled in clay pots. The flavor profile that comes across is mineral, clay, vegetal, smoky sweet and never dull. A discovery in every sip awaits you.

Item #08901
  • Single Bottle:
    $67.99
  • Case of 6:
    $407.94


Pierde Almas 9 Botanicals Mezcal -

Mexico, Oaxaca | (750 )mL
This is mezcal and gin all in one. A first of its kind. Following the traditional process to make a Pechuga mezcal, except with gin botanicals instead of heirloom fruits. The mezcal and botanicals all contribute notes of grapefruit, earth, smoke, spice, and herbs that unfold in layers. So easy to sip neat, which is rare for a gin. A perfect secret ingredient for a special cocktail.

Item #29292
  • Single Bottle:
    $94.99
  • Case of 6:
    $569.94


Pierde Almas Do-Ba-Daán Mezcal -

Mexico, Oaxaca | (750 )mL
This mezcal is produced from the Do-ba-daán agave. On average this takes 9-12 years to ripen. Unaged, the resulting complex aromas such as chocolate, slightly charred green leaves, salt, mineral, and lime pith are a wonder to discover. Feels a touch sweet on the tongue and a small amount of smoke appears upon exhalation.

Item #24370
  • Single Bottle:
    $79.97
  • Case of 6:
    $479.82


Real Minero Mezcal -

Mexico, Oaxaca, Ocotlan | (750 )mL
Double distillation in traditional clay pot stills from an estate that spans across 4 generations is not something you hear every day when talking about spirits. The spirit beguiles you and makes you wonder how an un-aged spirit can be inherent of so much complexity and balance. A blend of wild and cultivated agave with minimal production.

Item #28360
  • Single Bottle:
    $114.99
  • Case of 6:
    $689.94


Pierde Almas Espadín Mezcal -

Mexico, Oaxaca | (750 )mL
Produced using 100% natural fermentation and cooking the agaves for up to 10 days in earthen ovens. The tastes we found were salt, plantains, lemon and clay. Pierde Almas uses no chemicals in their production and even their labels are made using fibers from the maguey plant.

Item #25083
  • Single Bottle:
    $69.99
  • Case of 12:
    $839.88


Mezcal Vago Cuixe -

Mexico, Oaxaca | (750 )mL
Cuixe is a species of wild agave that grows to be much older than a more standard, cultivated variety. The plant grows vertically, and the age and shape lends it very unique characteristics. Rich fruit, fresh vegetables, minerality, earth, and peppers all come to the bargaining table complemented by invigorating smoke. This is top-notch and rare.

Item #29591
  • Single Bottle:
    $89.99
  • Case of 12:
    $1079.88


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