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Alipus Santa Ana

Alipus Santa Ana is made by mezcalero Hernandez Melchor in the small community of Santa Ana, Oaxaca.

Rating: (4 reviews)
Brand:Alipus Mezcal
Mezcalero:Hernandez Melchor
Town:Santa Ana
Release year:2001
About this mezcal

Alipus Santa Ana is made with agave Espadin in Santa Ana, Oaxaca. Mezcalero Hernandez Melchor cooks the agave in an underground stone oven, ferments with wild, naturally occurring yeasts, and distills this mezcal in copper stills.

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 reviews

4 of out 5 stars



4 reviews
4 months ago

Lovely mineral and green mezcal with pine notes. Gentle final heat.
Terroir at its best!



11 reviews
2 years ago

Alipus Joven Mezcal Santa Ana / 95 proof
Tahona milled, copper still. Lighter body. Nice mix of agave and smoke, pepper. Compared to the Alipus San Juan, this has more agave and less smoke, and for me reaches a great balance. Of the “single village” Alipus mezcals this is my favorite. (And I’m glad I did not see the “acetone scent” comment before I ordered a bottle of this – yikes!)
(Lot SAR010/16, bottle 328/1064)



352 reviews
3 years ago

The green bottle is fitting because this Alipus has a lot of piney notes. My bottle has sat half-full for quite a while so it has really opened up. There are other flavors of tobacco, wood, and charred fruit. A nice mezcal for the price point.



360 reviews
3 years ago

Like many of the other Alipus mezcals, this is a pure expression of terroir. There’s lot of vanilla and pine on the nose. The pine stays strong in the taste and meshes with mineral notes and little heat. Overall, this is good mezcal. Like other Alipus mezcals, the pricing makes this a great deal.

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