Distilled from the wild cupreata agave plant, Riviera Import’s Tres Papalote® Mezcal, launched in October 2015, is 100% handcrafted by a Maestro Mezcalero using a family recipe that has been handed down through generations. With a smooth taste and lightly smoked flavor uplifted by elegant herbal and citrus notes, Tres Papalote® delights the palate with its complex and intriguing flavor for both the well-versed mezcal drinkers, as well as those trying it out for the first time.
Actor and comedian Cheech Marin, best known as one half of the Cheech and Chong duo, serves as ambassador and partner of the Tres Papalote® brand. The colorful “Koo-Koo” man on the bottle’s logo was inspired by a glass sculpture from Cheech’s renowned collection of Chicano art – the most extensive in the world. Tres Papalote® Mezcal is currently available in two expressions; Mezcal (46% ABV, $60) and Normal (40% ABV, $45-48). A third expression, Botanical (%50 ABV, $85-100), is coming soon.