Tutsi is the agave spirit from the Wizradikan people. They are a Pre-Hispanic society from the very remote parts of northern Jalisco.
Don Rafael Carrillo Pizano
Masparillo (A. Guadalarajana)
Tatei Kie, La Guayaba
OVEN / FUEL
Tiny earthen pit / black oak
By hand with mallet
Wild fermented in hollowed out rock (with bagasso)
1x in copper and tree trunk with external condenser (with bagasso)
Aroma – bbq brisket, stewed fruit
Taste – mint, cooked plums
Texture – fresh and bold with a velvet finish
Varies by batch
These agave are harvested with machetes.
Tutsi uses a tiny horno! And it is not stone lined like most earthen ovens.
Batch one of Tutsi featured Agave Masparillo. Batch two was Agave Mai, which is pictured here.
Everyone grab a machete and start chopping!
Don Rafael uses a carved out a depression in rock and uses it to hold the ferment.
This Tutsi is distilled a single time through this tree still.