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, bright with silver shades. The bouquet shows delicate tones of bitter chocolate, tar, snuff, prunes and cooked agave; smoky tones and delicate end of chipotle chile, floral nuances and nutmeg. Great stay in the mouth and leaves a sweet finish. It is suggested leave in glass to better develop its aromatic qualities.