January 24, 2022
What is Maduro?
Mi Casa is one of the only Tequila producers you’ll find in Chicago that grow/produce in Michoacán and have glass-aged (maduro) Tequilas. Such a rarity in mezcal production and even more so for Tequila. Once our stock is sold out, we will never see these estate grown 10-year+ maduros again.
Puntamanguera mezcals are from Guerrero, a very hard to find mezcal region to enjoy in the U.S. Puntamanguera is women-owned and represents several producers in Guerrero that not only use the capón* method but also age in the classic maduro tradition. These mezcals are something to behold; made only in small batches.
Puntamanguera Mezcal Cupreata 3-Year Maduro (Pink Label)
Puntamanguera Mezcal Espadin 3-Year Maduro (Gold Label)
Puntamanguera Mezcal Cupreata Capón 6-Year Maduro (Aqua Label)
Puntamanguera Mezcal Cupreata Capón 6-Year Maduro (Silver Label)
Puntamanguera Mezcal Cupreata Capón 7-Year Maduro (Dark Blue Label)
*Capón: It is normal practice for mezcal agave farmers to cut off an emerging quiote (flowering stalk) in order to keep all the energy in the piñas. Once cut, the plant can be harvested. Capón agaves are left in the ground months or even years after the quiote has been cut. They acquire loads of sugar and complexity; when finally harvested, they’re at their ripest.
La Venenosa Azul (Blue Weber) is a 20-year glass-rested, single distilled raicilla made from Blue Weber agave. It is truly a rare opportunity and very limited.