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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: (5 reviews)
Brand:Alipus Mezcal
Mezcalero:Cirilo Hernandez, Don Cosme Hernandez
Town:San Baltazar Guélavila
ABV: 48%
Release year: 2007
Website: http://www.alipus.com/
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.


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5 reviews

3.4 out of 5



9 reviews
Rated 4 out of 5 stars2 weeks 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’.



31 reviews
Rated 3 out of 5 stars1 year 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.



214 reviews
Rated 3 out of 5 stars2 years ago




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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.



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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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