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Xiaman Mezcal

Xiaman Artisanal Mezcal // 750ml

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Crafted with an art handed down by five generations, this wild agave blend mezcal is a gift from ancient times. Sweet, aromatic and smokey, authentic, yet elegant: Xiaman Artisanal Mezcal will appeal to all your senses.

Tepextate is a wild agave that requires 25 to 30 years to properly mature,
while the Espadín agave is harvest-ready in 3 to 8 years. Their palanquero harvesters, according to tradition, only cut the agave during a full moon. The experience of 5 generations has taught them this is the moment when the plants is at the peak of sweetness.

The Zapoteca mezcal producers in the town of Santo Tomás de Arriba are keepers of this wonderful tradition. Up on the hills, after the leaves of the agaves are cut away by jimadores, the cores, known as “pineapples”, are carried down on mule or horse-back. A palanquero carefully selects the best pineapples, cuts them into smaller pieces.

Both types of agave cores are baked together in a mix called “heated assembly.” This is a very important step, since the distillation process of an ensemble is much more complicated than distilling a single type of agave. However, this is the key to obtain a more complex mezcal. After they are cooked for 6 full days in volcanic rock ovens, the cores are crushed in an old-style mill driven by a mule. The fragments are later placed in wooden vats with pure spring water where they will ferment for 15 days.

Designed by master artist Maurilio Rentería, each hand-painted, labelled, and finely frosted blown-glass bottle, crowned with a stopper covered in chaquira beads in the shape of a jaguar head, is a true work of art made by a group of Wixárica native artisans.

Xiaman is a completely artisanal masterpiece, with more than 13 hours of labour in every handcrafted bottle. Each one of the 500 bottles in every lot is carefully numbered and signed by their master mezcalier. This makes every bottle a fine piece worthy of collectors, the result of the effort and talent of proud Mexican hands.

Product Details
  • OriginMexico

— Xiaman Artisanal Mezcal (750ml Bottle)
— Age: Jovan
— Alcohol: 44%
— Agave: Wild Tepextate & Espadín
— Distillation: Copper
— Distillery: San Tomás de Arriba, Oaxaca, MX
— Production: 500 bottles for US market

— Someone 21 Years Or Older Must Be Present To Sign For Delivery
— Only Eligible For Ground Shipping
— Alcohol Cannot be Delivered to a PO Box
— Expedited Delivery Is Not Available
— Only 2 Attempts for Delivery will be Made
— If Visibly Intoxicated At Delivery, You Will Not Receive The Package
— Void Where Prohibited By Law

Due to Legal State Restrictions, Alcohol May NOT Be Shipped to Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, Delaware, Georgia, Hawaii, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Mississippi, Montana, New Hampshire, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Tennessee, Utah, Vermont, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Guam, and Puerto Rico.

WARNING: Many Food and Beverage Cans Have Linings Containing Bisphenol A (BPA), A Chemical Known to The State of California to Cause Harm to The Female Reproductive System. Jar Lids and Bottle Caps May Also Contain BPA. You Can Be Exposed to BPA when You Consume Foods or Beverages Packaged in These Containers. For More Information Go To: www.P65Warnings.ca.gov. For A List of Products Go To: www.prob65bpa.org.

PLEASE NOTE: THIS IS A FINAL SALE ITEM. NO CANCELLATIONS, REFUNDS, OR MODIFICATIONS ARE ALLOWED

FAQ
Do you get a set of jaguar head shot glasses like in the pictures too?

No, the product doesn't come with glasses. The crystal Jaguar head that you see in the image is actually the cap itself before an artist added, by hand, the hundreds of tiny beads to create the Jaguar pattern and colors.

Is this tequila blanco?

XIAMAN Mezcal is non-aged, and therefore it could indeed be compared to a "Blanco" tequila. However, this is not tequila, it's "Mezcal". The difference being that tequila is produced from Blue Agave, and Mezcal is produced from different types of agave with more artisanal production methods. The taste is very different. The most perceivable difference being its smoky character.

Shipping Information
  • Shipping Availability
    — USA
  • Shipping Policy
    Standard Ground Shipping
  • Ships In
    2-3 weeks
  • Return Policy
    Final sale, not eligible for return or cancellation