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Alipus San Baltazar

Alipus San Baltazar is made with agave Espadin grown at around 4100 feet above sea level. This is one of the more popular Alipus releases.

Rating: (7 reviews)
Cost:$$
Brand:Alipus Mezcal
NOM:NOM-O14X
Mezcalero:Cirilo Hernandez, Don Cosme Hernandez
Maguey:Espadin
Agave:Angustifolia
Distillation:Copper
Style:Joven
State:Oaxaca
Town:San Baltazar Guélavila
ABV: 48%
Release year: 2007
Website: http://www.alipus.com/, opens in new window
About this mezcal

Alipus San Baltazar is made with agave Espadin. Don Cosme Hernandez and his son Cirilo ferment this Mezcal in very old pine vats. Their Mezcals are soft, well-fruited, with minerality. San Baltazar is the most popular Alipús in the Mexican market (by sales), meaning that it can be more limited abroad.

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.

 

Alipus Mezcal review on Mezcalistas blog

 

 

Craft Distillers’ tasting video

 

 

Mayahuel.TV video

7 reviews

3.29 out of 5


thomaselliott

thomaselliott

4 reviews
Rated 4 out of 5 stars1 week ago

Lote: SBG012/19
Bot. 154/1419

On the nose I’m picking up Orange peels and light citrus notes with a mineral and light woody backend, think pencil shavings and not strong mesquite.

I was drinking this alongside a tomato sauce with mushrooms and pasta which had a very pleasant affect on the roasted tomatoes and onions. I feel it brought out a sweetness in the tomatoes that made for a great pairing or maybe I was half in the bag and everything was just alright.

The sweetness mixed with the smokiness was an excellent combination with roasted tomatoes and smoked hard cheese.

Lote: SBG012/19
Bot. 154/1419
On the nose I’m picking up Orange peels and light citrus notes with a mineral and light woody backend, think pencil shavings and not strong mesquite.
I was drinking this alongside a tomato sauce with mushrooms and pasta which had a very pleasant affect on the roasted tomatoes and onions. I feel it brought out a sweetness in the tomatoes that made for a great pairing or maybe I was half in the bag and everything was just alright.
The sweetness mixed with the smoki

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Rakhal

Rakhal

307 reviews
Rated 2 out of 5 stars5 months ago

1/2 ounce sample no batch number. Rubbing alcohol, vanilla extract, cookie dough, pineapple soda, and plastic. I remember this being better, maybe it’s a bad batch.

il1

il1

12 reviews
Rated 4 out of 5 stars7 months ago

QPR champ – great for the money.
Easy to drink, great for cocktails.

Nice smoke – not overpowering leads to fruit/cream/sugar taking over. Good ‘intro to mezcal’.

Patrick

Patrick

37 reviews
Rated 3 out of 5 stars2 years ago

Lote : SBG012/18
Nose : Very muted, some cinnamon then opened up to stronger notes of leather
Taste : much more pronounced, fruity, sweet and a wallop of caramel.
Finish : Dry, quite long, light smoke.
Must be patient to get any out it.

GreenspointTexas

GreenspointTexas

264 reviews
Rated 3 out of 5 stars3 years ago

Unremarkable.

Tyler

Tyler

469 reviews
Rated 3 out of 5 stars3 years ago

Big fan of all of the Alipus mezcals. There flavors remind me of fruit roll ups Campari. There is some bitterness and alcohol but it is not overpowering. I’ve enjoyed this one before but my current bottle has a bit of a chemical and plastic finish. It is still enjoyable for the price, but I wouldn’t get this batch again. Lot SBG013/16. Bottle 622/624.

Jonny

Jonny

506 reviews
Rated 4 out of 5 stars4 years ago

Lot SBG015/13. This is the perfect session Mezcal. It’s easy to drink, and relatively cheap. It has a surprisingly strong aroma of acid and rubbing alcohol, but almost none of that carries into the taste. The palate includes rich notes of caramel, sweet cream, and hazelnut. It’s well balanced and evenly textured.

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