Ánimas Mezcal Artesenal Joven 100% Papalometl Agave

The magic of artisanal mezcal

Mezcal Ànimas Papalometl Joven is made using the Papalometl Agave (Cupreata). It an agave looking much like the Tobala, only much larger. Even if the meaning of Papalometl is “Butterfly” in Nahuatl because of the shape of its leaves which are wide, like the wings of the butterfly, these agave are really big and takes 8-12 years to mature.

The Mezcal Ànimas Papalometl Joven is produced by mezcaleros Luis and Humberto Juan in Santiago Matatlán, Oaxaca. using maguey Papalometl (agave Cupreata). They harvest the agaves after 8 years and cook them in a Horno di Pierdra – a conical ground oven. The cooked agave is milled with a tahona, fermented in wooden vats, and double distilled in copper pot stills.

Tasting Notes

The deliciously soft aroma is all butter menthol and with a sweet butterscotch finish.

The taste is chocolaty with peppermint menthol. It starts minty with menthol and with further sips will continue to push towards mint chocolate.
It is still a mezcal though and and has a lovely smokiness with a big body and a sharp finish that lingers.


Earthy, dark and delicious, this mezcal has some of the same qualities we know from a good sipping whisky. It will evoke the feeling of sinking into a rich leather chair by a fireplace surrounded by your good old library. The Papalometl Agave is most commonly found in northern Oaxaca and Puebla.

Cupreata means copper agave, by color of its thorns. It is distributed along the Sierra Madre del Sur from the state of Michoacán to the eastern part of Oaxaca.
Mezcal Ànimas Papalometl Joven is unaged as are most good mezcals, and has a fine, crystalline body with an almost oily clarity.

Additional information

TU code


Resting Period

Not Rested



Distillery Name

Eber Carlos Villalobos Gónzalez


Double Distilled


Bottle Size


Barrel Type

Not Rested

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Age Category


Agave type


Agave Region

Oaxaca – Santiago Matatlan

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