Mezcal Amores Verde Momento is a Mezcal made by the artisan producer Mezcal Amores. It features more funky labels compared to Amores’ main range and each batch has a different label by Mexican artists – so please note there are a number of different labels and we can’t guarantee which one you will receive.
Mezcal Amores Verde Momento is an artisanally distilled mezcal from Mitla in the Oaxaca region of South Western Mexico. Tequila is a also type of mezcal (or mescal) that can only be made from one type of agave, the blue agave, however Mezcal can be made from up to 18 different types of agave. This particular one is made from the espadin agave, or “smallsword”, latin name Agave angustifolia.
The agave harvest is quite labour intensive, the agave are harvested by four jimaderos (jima is the process of harvesting the agave) who, in a normal 8 hour day, harvest around 70 cones (or quiotas) weighing 50 to 100 kgs, around 3.5 tonnes in total. This will produce some 350 litres of mezcal. Only agave that are at least 10 years old are harvested. Once the cones have been harvested they are roasted in wood-fuelled tapered stone ovens, which gives a smoky flavour, before they are mashed. Once mashed they are them fermented with yeast and water to produce the alcoholic liquid to be distilled.
10% of the operating profits from sales of this Mezcal go towards local sustainability projects.