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Alipus San Juan XX Aniversario Tepeztate, Tobala, Sierra Negra – Joel Antonio Cruz

Alipus San Juan XX Aniversario is a special one-time release from Alipus Mezcal, marking the 20th Anniversary of the brand.

Rating: (4 reviews)
Brand:Alipus Mezcal
Mezcalero:Joel Antonio Cruz
Maguey:Sierra Negra, Tepeztate, Tobala
Agave:Americana, Marmorata, Potatorum
Town:San Juan del Rio
ABV: 48%
Batch size: Lot AE-XXSJA: 254 bottles
Release year: 2019
Website: http://www.alipus.com/, opens in new window

About this mezcal

Alipus San Juan XX Aniversario is made in San Juan del Rio, Oaxaca. It is a single-batch from wild agaves, to celebrate 20 years of Alipus. Don Joel Antonio and sons were the first producers for the Alipus brand, making this an extra special release. The mezcal made from Maguey Tepeztate, Tobala, and Sierra Negra. It was produced by Don Joel Antonio and the entire Antonio Juan Family in March 2019.

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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4.25 out of 5

4 reviews



19 reviews
Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars4 years ago

Amazing ensamble. There is a particular earthiness that I’ve always found on the expressions I’ve tried from Alipus before. I got citrus on the nose. The tepeztate jumps out right away and a lot of freshness from the tobala comes out. For me, this is a very solid one from this brand.



713 reviews
Rated 4 out of 5 stars4 years ago

Lot AE-XXSJA. Bottle 138/254. Awesome all around. Aromas of fresh fruit and spicy peppers. This has a really nice sweet & spicy element to it. The nose is full of jalapeno peppers, sweet cream, and strawberries. The palate has notes of vanilla, caramel, orange creamsicles, peaches, and strawberry candies. Really enjoying this.



652 reviews
Rated 4 out of 5 stars4 years ago

Peach aromas. Sour green apple candy on the palate. Soft mint gum.. sugary overall. Lots of Tepeztate personality. Very enjoyable ensamble. These notes were from a bottle that ended up for sale in the US.. not sure if the ones being sold in Mexico are the same batch or not.



229 reviews
Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars4 years ago

This is awesome! Smells of fresh cut grass and tart candy. Tastes of green sweet tarts finishing with Cheyanne pepper and green veggies.

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