Maguey Melate

  • Oaxaca, Mexico
Maguey Melate

The Spirit of Agave Brought to Life

A constantly rotating selection of small batch artisanal agave spirits.

At Maguey Melate they continiously scour Mexico for the finest small batch Agave Spirits from their home base  in Oaxaca. After visiting over 200 palenques in search of the best handmade, artisanal Agave Spirits, they are debuting their fan favorites in New York.

So what are Agave Distilates? They are a subset of the agave spirits industry which are not certified as Mezcal, Raicilla, or Tequila by the regional agave spirits authority. By offering these traditional spirits as agave distillates, we support the smallest independent producers who do not have the means or will for certification.

Their focus is to introduce the world to these mezcaleros through their  virtual experience that comes with each bottle. We let the mezcaleros tell their own story to give you all the information needed in order to truly appreciate what’s inside the bottle. 

When we first met Dalton Kreiss and Dave Lather we knew Melate was an exceptional fit for Bowler Spirits.  Education , sustainability and the nurturing of some of best mezcaleros from remote regions of Mexico.

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Please reach out to Rick Long, Spirits Portfolio Manager:, or your Bowler sales rep for availability of these special Limited Agave Distillates.

Image Producer PRODUCT Description Country / Region

Maguey Melate Delores Torres/ Lechuguilla
SOTOL Dolores González Torres is from Yebaniz- Batopilas, Chihuahua The Sotol is 7 years aged in the wild.After a 5 Day roast in earthen... Mexico

Maguey Melate Erubiel / Papalometl
José Erubíel Mota Martínez hails from Zapotitlán Lagunas Mexico. His wild Papalome agave is harvested after 8 to 12 years depending on... Mexico

Maguey Melate Felix Tobaziche
Felix Angeles Arellanes from Santa Catarina Minas Oaxaca. Agaves are 10 to 12yrs old. Cooked in earthen pit for 5 days and milled half by... Mexico

Maguey Melate Rosario Tobaziche & Madre Cuixe
From Santa Catarina Minas. Agaves are T- 18yrs wild and MC-14yr cultivated. After an 8 day roast agaves are crushed by wood mallet and... Mexico

Maguey Melate Semei Arroqueno
Semei hails from Santa Maria Pila, Miahuatlan.The agave is aged 15yrs in the wild. After a 3 to 4 day roast the agaves are milled. After a... Mexico

Maguey Melate Semei Barril
Semei hails from Santa Maria Pila, Miahuatlan.The agave is aged 15yrs in the wild. After a 3 to 4 day roast the agaves are milled. After a... Mexico

Maguey Melate Signature Box (Felix, Ageo, Isaac)
Each Melate Signature box comes with a signed wood print from the Oaxacan art collective, as well as three different copitas and three... Mexico

Maguey Melate Reynaldo Mango
Mango Brandy, Distiller- Reynaldo Rodriguez Gallegos, Village- San Lorenzo Jilopequillo, Mango matured-5 Mo Wild,Grinder-by hand,... Mexico

Maguey Melate German Cuixe
Agave- Cuixe, Distilled by- German Martinez, Village- Santa Maria De Zoquitlan, Agaves matured-13-15yrs, Roast-5 days, Grinder-Tahona,... Mexico

Maguey Melate German Jabali
Agave- Jabali, Distiller- German Manzano Martinez, Village- Santa Maria Zoquitlan, Agave matured-14yr  Wild, Grinder-by hand, Fermentation... Mexico

Maguey Melate Gregorio Coyote
Agave-Coyote, , Distiller- Gregorio Hernandez Lopez, Village- La Compania, Ejutla, , Agaves matured-13yrs , Roast-3 days, Grinder-Mill,... Mexico