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Alipus San Juan

Alipus San Juan del Rio is produced by Don Rodolfo Juan Juarez, who is also bottled in the Mezcalero brand that is available in the US.

Rating: (7 reviews)
Brand:Alipus Mezcal
NOM:NOM-O14X
Mezcalero:Joel Antonio Cruz, Rodolfo Juan Juarez
Agave:Espadin
Distillation:Copper
Style:Joven
State:Oaxaca
Town:San Juan del Rio
ABV: 42%
Release year: 2000
Website: http://www.alipus.com/
About this mezcal

Alipus San Juan del Rio is made with agave Espadin. Alipus started working with Joel Antonio Cruz for this release, however the family turned over distillation to Joel’s younger cousin Rodolfo Juan Juarez a few years ago. This mezcal is distinguished by the conditions of the plants location in reddish and white soils, and long fermentation periods, which will mark the mineral and chalky tones.

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.

 

Craft Distillers’ tasting video

 

Alipus Mezcal review on Mezcalistas blog

 

7 reviews

2.6 of out 5 stars


Rakhal

Rakhal

104 reviews
1 month ago

Lot: SJR107/18 Very sweet, rubbing alcohol, pineapple, banana, viscous with a sour finish.

Mansson

Mansson

19 reviews
3 months ago

Didn’t enjoy this one at all. Rough and alcoholic. Used it in cocktails.

LosMuertos

LosMuertos

32 reviews
1 year ago

I find this very sharp, unbalanced, alcoholic and unattractive. Smells of paint that stings in your nose. Not a favourite.

Scent: 1/5
Mouthfeel: 1/5

Aequivinius

Aequivinius

6 reviews
1 year ago

Intense nose: meaty mostly, with some underlying fruit (guava, unripe melons), nettle. As you give it time in the glass, more green aromas come through, think gazpacho. Very big arrival in mouth, extraordinary texture! So silk and dense! Quite sweet, clay and baked bananas, finishes quite soon and doesn’t develop as much, leaving mostly smoke and caramel in the finish. Quite a bolt package, but lacking a tiny bit in complexity. (Tasted 21 VII 18, bottle 1311/2100, lot SRJ104/15)

JRB

JRB

11 reviews
2 years ago

Alipus Joven Mezcal San Juan / 95 proof
Tahona milled, copper still. Thick and oily. Smoke is prominent but not overwhelming, minimal agave notes. Not my favorite Alipus, but still very good, and probably the best one for mixing due to its strong character. (Lot SJR103/16, bottle 184/1200)

Jonny

Jonny

341 reviews
3 years ago

Lot SJR109/15. Very ashy with notes of vanilla on the nose. Even at 47%, this mezcal tastes a lot hotter than it actually is. It has a sharp bite with lots of mineral and ashy notes that lay over a base of ground nuts and oak. It’s got a nice finesse on the palate, and the finish is long. I’m a huge fan of the Alipus lineup, and this one is my least favorite of their regular releases.

Tyler

Tyler

323 reviews
3 years ago

Alipus makes some of my favorite casual sipping mezcal and while this is tasty it is not my favorite of their “single village” lineup. The San Juan has bright copper notes along with ash and wood. There are some dry citrus notes. The finish is smooth and slightly metallic. Lot SJR109/15.

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