Mezcal Nacional 1938: Espadin-Cirial "Ensamble"


46% ABV, 750 ml, distilled from the wild agave cirial and cultivated agave espadín.

Mezcal Nacional produces truly premium mezcales that commemorate important events in Mexico’s past with each expression.

Mezcal Nacional 1938 recalls the events of 1938, a time of great hardships, but also a time that demonstrated a great desire for self-determination of the Mexican people.

In 1938, the Mexican government declared oil reserves within Mexico belonged to the nation. Nationalization, however, came at a heavy price as it precipitated an international boycott of Mexico. The boycott caused great economic strain to a country already in the midst of a worldwide economic depression. Mezcal Nacional 1938 seeks to recognize the sacrifice and resolve of the Mexican people through the careful preparation of a superb ensamble.

Mezcal Nacional 1938 is an ensamble produced from wild agave cirial and cultivated agave espadín. Ensambles require extra care as they are produced by combining an optimum ratio of cirial and espadín piñas prior to cooking, crushing, fermentation, and distillation. The maestro meszcalero must carefully pre-determine the optimum ratio of agave varieties to yield the best possible ensamble. Needless to say, the optimal agave ratio is a closely guarded secret. We can, however, say that this process produces an approachable, well-balanced, and truly flavorful mezcal that is sure to satisfy even the most discerning of palates. A mezcal perfectly suited for recognizing the sacrifices of 1938.

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