Ensamble - Tepextate, Jabalín, Coyote, Madrecuixe (49.4%) - 80ltr produced - June 2021
Complex, Earthy, Smoky
"El Grillo" is a much loved and respected member of his community. From his mother's side, Miguel Osorio Gutierrez descends from one of the founding families of Logoche – palenqueros who settled in the area for the purpose of clandestine distillation of the diverse and wild agaves that grow in hills and ravines.
Despite not working out of his own palenque, Miguel grew up in what were (at the time) shared production spaces, where a multitude of individuals arrived to socialize and process their agaves. Thanks to his years of working with different magueyes and multiple generations of skilled producers, Miguel's experience and knowledge are profound. Over the last decade, he has been planting an impressive amount of agaves on his land, these various species are only beginning to mature now. In the meantime, his productions remain small, crafting three or four batches a year, totaling around 300L annually.
This predominately wild-harvested field blend (or ensamble) combines nearly equal parts jabalín (agave Convallis), coyote (agave Lyobaa), madrecuixe (agave Karwinskii), and tepextate (agave Marmorata) that were harvested from a rocky and red earth hillside. The aromas and flavors are quintessentially indicative of the region, where the endemic agaves used in its composition interplay wonderfully with the land and water of Logoche. The crafting of ensambles forms part of a long-standing regional practice that regularly produces the deepest and most complex destilados one can find.
Only 105 bottles were produced, exclusive to the U.K.,