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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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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
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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
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