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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: (25 reviews)
Cost:$$
Brand:Alipus Mezcal
NOM:NOM-O14X
Mezcalero: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/, opens in new window

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.

 

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Member rating

3.72 out of 5

25 reviews

JRB

JRB

13 reviews
Rated 5 out of 5 stars6 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

229 reviews
Rated 4 out of 5 stars7 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 stars7 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

651 reviews
Rated 3 out of 5 stars8 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

708 reviews
Rated 4 out of 5 stars8 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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