Casa Armando Guillermo Prieto is located in the Mexican state of Oaxaca. It is the largest distillery in the country, with the latest cutting-edge technology. Casa AGP's main goal is to create and commercialize agave plant products using the most advanced technology and best raw materials. With the help of its specialized production team, Casa AGP produces the highest-quality products while adhering to some of the most stringent standards in the industry.
In traditional mezcal production, hearts of the maquey plant are placed underground and roasted using layers of hot stones and agave leaf wrappings. This process does not allow smoke to escape, so the maguey hearts, or “pinas,” are given their distinctive smoky flavor.
Zignum Mezcal however uses only green agaves—known as espadin—a long, pointed-leafed agave grown for a minimum of eight years before it is plucked from the earth and separated from its pineapple-like core (Jima).
Then rather than the traditional mezcal production, Zignum extracts the juices of the espadin hearts before steam-cooking them above ground, much like tequila, which eliminates the smoky taste and reduces the levels of methanol and saturated alcohols. This results in a silky smooth spirit with a clean taste that allows consumers to fully appreciate the flavor of the green agave in its true form.
|Region Produced in||Tlacolula de Matamoros - Oaxaca|
|Made with||100% Espadin Agave|
|Tasting Notes||Zignum Mezcal Añejo has a bright, pure amber color. Zignum añejo is aged for more than 12 months in French oak barrels. Aromas and flavors of toasted coconut, melon, dried pineapple, talc and powdered sugar with a supple, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body with coconut custard, tobacco, cedar and roasted nut notes leading. A nice choice for cigars.|
|Awards||SIP Awards 2010: Platinum Medal|
Mediterranean Wine & Spirits Challenge 2010: Gold Medal
San Francisco World Spiris Competition 2010: Gold Medal
Beverage Tasting Institute 2010: Gold Medal
Beverage Tasting Institute 2011: Gold Medal
IWSC 2010: Bronze Medal
|Product Dimensions||31.5 x 9,5 x 9,5 cm|
|Storage Instructions||Cool and dry conditions|
|Item model number||7503009838047|
|Manufacturer/Producer||Casa Armando Guillermo Prieto S.A.|
|Country Produced in||Mexico|
|1 Liter Proportion EUR||49,93|