Los Siete Misterios (“the seven mysteries”) is a brand of mezcal meant to pay homage to the tradition of agave distillation in Mexico. They intend to use 100% agave that is produced all natural and organic. Siete Misterios produce a range of Mezcales, each one distilled from a single variety of agave. The agave are harvested at between 7-9 years of age, the outer leaves removed, and the hearts (pinas) roasted in a pit over a wood fire. The pinas sit on river stones and then are topped with Maguey leaves and earth to seal everything in. After approximately 72hrs the pinas are removed and ground using a horse-drawn mill and a series of hammer-like contraptions. Fermentation takes place next in wooden vats for between 2-3 days before being distilled in copper and clay stills… this is all about as traditional/primitive/handcrafted as it gets. The traditional fire-baked agave creates an infusion of smoke lending a great smoky character to the final spirit. It appears the “seven mysteries” are the seven different styles of mezcal they produce.
Crystalline and very bright, with silver hues and full-bodied; excellent development of beads is observed. The bouquet shows delicate shades of butter, herbal nuances between mint and thyme, cooked agave; smoky tones and delicate floral presence. Highlights floral and herbal tones, leaving a pleasant sweet taste with flashes of wet earth.