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Alipus Ensamble

Alipus Ensamble is a blend of 80% agave Espadin and 20% semi-wild agave Bicuishe. The result is a bright, floral, and richly-textured Mezcal.

Rating: (6 reviews)
Cost:$$$$
Brand:Alipus Mezcal
NOM:NOM-O14X
Mezcalero:Don Valente Angel García
Maguey:Bicuishe, Espadin
Agave:Angustifolia, Karwinskii
Distillation:Copper
Style:Ensamble
State:Oaxaca
Town:San Andres
ABV: 47%
Website: www.alipus.com
About this mezcal

Alipus Ensamble was originally released in the US in mid-2016. There have been additional releases since due it’s popularity. It is made by mezcalero Don Valente Angel is San Andrés, Oaxaca and it contains many of the signature qualities that one expects when drinking mezcal made by this master mezcalero. This mezcal is a blend of 80% maguey Espadin and 20% semi-wild maguey Bicuishe. The result is a bright, floral, and richly-textured Mezcal.

Alipus Mezcal

Alipús was born in 1999, as a project of the Destilería Los Danzantes, with Don Joel Antonio and sons as the first producers, in San Juan del Río. Subsequently, Don Eduardo Hernández, of Santa Ana del Río, making Alipús Santa Ana mezcal; Don Cosme Hernandez and his son Cirilo in San Baltazar Guelavila, who make the Alipús San Baltazar mezcal; Don Valente Angel and sons, of Santa María La Pila, with the Alipús San Andrés mezcal. In 2013, Alipús San Luis was incorporated, made by Don Baltazar Cruz and sons, of San Luis del Río, and Alipús San Miguel, made by Don Felix García, Leonardo Rojas, and Tío Jesús in the Potrero Sola de Vega.

6 reviews

3.58 out of 5


GeorgePBurdell

GeorgePBurdell

28 reviews
Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars6 months ago

Lot: SAB1016/15
47.7%
Don Valente
Clean nose with smell of rain and citrus. Palate brings some sweet agave and floral notes and a smooth, soft mouth feel. Jalepeno and mint on the finish. Very balanced, gentle smoke, very good but nothing stands out.

diegoacv

diegoacv

5 reviews
Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars7 months ago

SABI016/15 1556/2500 More citrus, like tangerine, lime, and grapefruit on the nose. Agave syrup, and strong sweet aromas like pastry cream. Agave syrup on the palate with grapefruit zest, and orange oil. Slight minty notes. You definitely taste the espadin with the citrus notes, and some of the bicuishe is noticeable with savory and minty hints. Good mezcal with not too much smoke and good balance. Not super memorable.

Rakhal

Rakhal

198 reviews
Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars11 months ago

AE-XXSJR. Special edition ensamble of Espadin, Tepextate, and Tobala. Fresh jalapeño, bell pepper, vanilla. Salty with a slight acetone finish.

Tyler

Tyler

416 reviews
Rated 4 out of 5 stars4 years ago

Another tasty mezcal treat from Don Valente Angel. This time it’s an 80/20 blend of espadin and bicuishe. There is a lot of minerality with salt, citrus, then banana and whipped cream. There is a brief bite near the end of your sip that brings on another burst of minerals. Lot SABI015/15 which I think is the first batch of 800 bottles.

Jonny

Jonny

443 reviews
Rated 4 out of 5 stars4 years ago

Lote SABIO15/15. Bottle 375/800. Notes of fresh flowers and pollen on the nose. Very soft and clean aromas. Tasting notes include more fresh flowers, mountain breeze, tangerine, grapefruit, and lime. This bottle is very Don Valente, with his Mezcals’ signature velvety texture on the palate.

Keith

Keith

35 reviews
Rated 3 out of 5 stars4 years ago

HONEY, green olive brine, sea salt, agave, ripe banana, grapefruit, smoke. Almost four stars for me.

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