Tres Papalote Mezcal Arrives in Los Angeles

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Smooth taste and smoky flavor distinguish this agave-based liquor

The label's image comes from the art collection of Cheech Marin.

Tres Papalote, a mezcal distilled from the Wild Cupreata agave plant, is now available at select liquor stores in Los Angeles.

One of the few mezcals made in the Mexican state of Guererro (most are produced in Oaxaca), Tres Papalote is made from wild cupreata agave plant. After being roasted in a fire pit, the cores or piñas (literally pineapples, for their appearance) of the plant are transferred to a stone “Egyptian mill,” or tahona to be crushed to a mash, then placed in wooden barrels for the natural fermentation process. The mash is distilled twice. to obtain the final product.

The Tres Papalote Mezcal bottle design is adapted from a glass sculpture from brand ambassador Cheech Marin’s art collection. Cheech chose the “A Dios” image because it captures the fun-loving colorful essence of the mezcal.

Available in standard 750ml bottlse, Tres Papalote is currently offered in two expressions. The flagship mezcal, Tres Papalote Mezcal ($60), is perfect for sipping, offering elegant herbal and citrus notes on the upfront, with a smoky, bold finish. For cocktails, try Tres Papalote Normal ($48) for a flavorful but balanced drink.

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A perfect way to enjoy Tres Papalote is in a Mezcal Mule, combining 1.5 ounces of Tres Papalote Mezcal and three-quarters of an ounce of lime juice, topping it off with ginger beer, and serving it in a copper mug.