El Pintor Mezcal Ensamble
An ensamble bringing together agaves not traditionally blended together because of regional availability. The blend is 55% 8-year old espadín from Yautepec and 45% 15-year old wild cuishe from Miahuatlán, both in Oaxaca. Made using traditional methods, cooked in earthen pit, naturally fermenting using indigenous yeast that the air brings into the palenque, mashed using a tahona mill, then distilled twice in artisanally made copper pot stills. The taste profile brings together the aromas of where those agaves were born.
Fresh aromas of sea salt, lime flesh and roasted pineapple. Earthy, spicy and fruity on the palate, flavors of charred earth, mint, pineapple and almonds are all intertwined with a long finish.
Agave: Espadín and wild cuishe
Origin: Yautepec, Oaxaca
Grinding: Tahona mill
Cooking: Traditional earthen pit
Fermentation: Natural, indigenous yeasts
Distillation: Double in handcrafted copper pot still
With the newest release of a blanco tequila, the line of three stands out within its categories by walking the line between craft & luxury, art & science, traditional & innovative production methods.
Created by Maestro Tequilero Guillermo Barroso Arnaud, the brand invokes the dynamic culture of Mexico today: a culture exploding with art and contemporary design but distinctly rooted in a complex history. Every aspect of this line is deliberate, down to the bottle design, which for the Joven is in the shape of an oil paint tube. The blue represents Frida Kahlo’s Casa Azul and is “painted” on to the bottle like a paint swatch. The blanco label expands the painter’s palette with a full splash of paint to represent its versatility for sipping neat or creating craft cocktails.
"We want to bring truly exceptional agave spirits, which have a high degree of complexity, to agave lovers everywhere."
As a Cocktail
El Pintor Blanco is a fantastic go-to tequila when mixing the classics – the earthy elements and minerality of El Pintor will round out your cocktail with that signature tequila kick. Bright citrus notes accent the minerality, and savory notes in your cocktail will pair well with the earthiness.
Neat or Over Ice
Put away the salt and limes, and pour yourself some El Pintor Tequila Joven. You’ll want to taste every flavor note in this tequila, from the fresh, bright pop of agave flavor to the deep, spiced barrel notes at the back of palate.
The briney, peppery notes of the cuishe in the mezcal beg for a plate of oysters, a fresh shrimp cocktail, or your favorite seafood dish.