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Alipus San Luis

Alipus San Luis is made with agave Espadin by Maestro Don Baltazar, who makes a variety of mezcals that are bottled under several brands.

Rating: (13 reviews)
Cost:$$$$
Brand:Alipus Mezcal
NOM:NOM-O14X
Mezcalero:Don Baltazar Cruz Gomez
Maguey:Espadin
Agave:Angustifolia
Distillation:Copper
Style:Joven
State:Oaxaca
Town:San Luis del Rio
ABV: 48%
Release year: 2013
Website: http://www.alipus.com/
About this mezcal

Alipus San Luis uses agave Espadin that is grown in sandy soil at about 4100 feet above sea level. The soils are sandy with lots of rocks, and the climate is hot. Mezcalero Don Baltazar ferments the cooked agave in 1500-liter pine vats. He distills in copper. His mezcals are rich, full-bodied, and often fruity.

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

13 reviews

3.69 out of 5


Lasirenaahumada

Lasirenaahumada

4 reviews
Rated 3 out of 5 stars1 day ago

Enjoyed this as neat. Pine and citrus. Crisp and provocative on the taste buds. Small on smoke. A good medium price sipper. I added a slice of lime to increase the citrus quality.

Mansson

Mansson

71 reviews
Rated 3 out of 5 stars5 months ago

Lot SLR003/15. A good Espadín which has a bit of everything you would expect: honey sweetness, a little smoke, tropical fruits (mango, papaya). Also a refreshing salty minerality and some good heat. Still, overall, I find it too mellow to make an interesting sipper. An excellent base for cocktails, however.

diegoacv

diegoacv

5 reviews
Rated 4 out of 5 stars6 months ago

Lote: SLR002/18 Spicy on the nose, with green peppers, and a touch of sweet lemonade. Not many herbs, but definitely some mint. The taste has some minerality, citrus oils, and somewhat reminds of Naxos Kitron. Medium finish. Delicious Espadin that will not disappoint.

GeorgePBurdell

GeorgePBurdell

27 reviews
Rated 4 out of 5 stars9 months ago

A bit shy on the nose. Palate opens up with cooked agave, honey, fruit and nicely integrated smoke.

Thankin_Hank

Thankin_Hank

9 reviews
Rated 4 out of 5 stars10 months ago

The smoothest Joven I’ve tried yet. It’s got some heat. No burnt rubber taste. It’s amazing as mezcal goes. I mixed it in a cocktail from Ilegal’s website with Tonic, cucumber and grapefruit peel. It was okay but the traditional way is really good. Sipping from a copita is the best to me. Highly recommend the San Luis from Alipus. SLR004/19 Bot 438/1180

Nic Hnastchenko

Nic Hnastchenko

102 reviews
Rated 3 out of 5 stars2 years ago

My first bottle. Gin, pine, canteloupe, sticks on the tongue. Stronger smoke, carmelized roasted agave.

GreenspointTexas

GreenspointTexas

200 reviews
Rated 3 out of 5 stars2 years ago

Average

Hörky Båmf

Hörky Båmf

20 reviews
Rated 4 out of 5 stars2 years ago

Bottle 015/1380, Lot SLR004/17, 47.5% ABV. Smell reminds me of first rain drops on dry pavement. Tastes are subtle and well integrated. Mint, lemon, fresh green jalapeño, a bit of salt, a hint of smoke, nice clean 95-proof burn and a sweet finish. Solidly well-made and dangerously quaffable.

JRB

JRB

13 reviews
Rated 5 out of 5 stars3 years ago

Alipus Joven Mezcal San Luis / 96 proof
Tahona milled, copper still. Surprisingly light despite its high proof, agave and smoke are a bit moderated compared to other Alipus mezcals. Also detect a touch of fruit / citrus. A smooth, delicious sipping mezcal. (Lot SLR006/16, bottle 1403/1590)

COak

COak

96 reviews
Rated 4 out of 5 stars3 years ago

One of my favorites by Alipus. Lot SLR008/15. It’s sweet up front with some nice heat to finish.

SeattleMezcalLover

SeattleMezcalLover

9 reviews
Rated 4 out of 5 stars3 years ago

My favorite Alipus mezcal. It’s very smoky, very sweet, and fairly complex. It’s just a hair unbalanced otherwise this would be a 5 star spirit. But hey I just bought another bottle so they must be doing something right ;).

Tyler

Tyler

404 reviews
Rated 3 out of 5 stars4 years ago

There are notes of rubber/bubblegum on the nose. There is some nice fruitiness to this mezcal.. grape, mango, mint. The finish is strong and lingers a bit. Another very enjoyable mezcal from Alipus. Lot SLR004/15

Jonny

Jonny

435 reviews
Rated 4 out of 5 stars4 years ago

Lot SLR004/15. Salty, dry scents mix with fruit on the nose. The taste is a little hot with fruity notes of cantaloupe, melon, and honey. It’s slightly mineral and the heat carries through to the finish. Overall, this is a great Espadin. I recommend trying this one with some other Alipus to get a good feel for how terroir impacts the agave used in Mezcal.

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