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Amaras Espadin

Amaras Espadin subtly perfumes the nose with a nice touch of blossom, which continue to unfold with every taste, giving way to a first touch of wood.

Rating: (5 reviews)
Brand:Amaras Mezcal
NOM:NOM-O239X
Mezcalero:Laajsh Doob
Agave:Espadin
Distillation:Copper
Style:Joven
State:Oaxaca
Town:San Juan del Rio
ABV: 41%
Website: www.mezcalamores.com
About this mezcal

Amaras Espadin subtly perfumes the nose with a nice touch of blossom, which continue to unfold with every taste, giving way to a first touch of wood, and closing up to the sweetness of matured mango. During the after taste, a velvety salted texture takes over finishing with a slight cinnamon touch.  Mezcal Amaras took top honors in the Mezcal category at the Ultimate Beverage Challenge as it received the Chairman’s Trophy, and it was recognized as being “extraordinary and an ultimate recommendation.”

The Amores Espadín, which is sold in Mexico, is produced by Armando Martinez, but they also work with producers in Mitla, San Carlos, and San Juan del Rio. The information of each producer is on the label of each bottle.  The Amaras Espadin, which is sold in the US, is produced by Laajsh Doob. Laajsh Doob is a cooperative of 4 producers that share a palenque, agave, and practice. The name Laajsh Doob means Land of Agave in Zapotec.

Amaras Mezcal

Mezcal Amores (Or Amaras as it's known in the U.S.) focuses heavily on terrior and it shows in their product. Their unending insistence on finding the right time and place is something that makes their Mezcals unique. Mezcal Amores believes that humans should benefit from the ecosystem by keeping it in balance. Their mission is to create a network in which we all become part of oneself: we establish a mutual help for a better future. As of 2017, they had over 145,000 agave in their nurseries and they have a goal of planing ten agave for every one agave they harvest. They also promote horizontal growth of their mezcal production across several different producers and they provide micro-loans to mezcaleros who wish to upgrade their equipment.

5 reviews

2.8 of out 5 stars


GreenspointTexas on Dec 4, 2018

42 reviews

  • Overall:

Standard espadin in my book. Not sure its worth the price

stepusin on Dec 4, 2018

7 reviews

  • Overall:

smell is mild and a bit peppery, up front the flavor is slightly harsh and it finishes the same way. flavors seem undeveloped, hard to discern many unique flavors.

LosMuertos on Aug 10, 2018

32 reviews

  • Overall:

Notes of sweet vanilla, chocolate, smoke and paint. Quite floral on the palate.

Scent: 3/5
Mouthfeel: 4/5

Jonny on Feb 5, 2017

258 reviews

  • Overall:

Lot 1-1183/3300 from 2014 by Laajsh Doob in San Juan del Rio. Very clean on the noes with aromatic notes of chestnuts and caramel. The taste is floral and fruity with heavy notes of orange and pineapple. This is very feminine and perfumed, vibrant and bright with a balanced mouthfeel.

Tyler on Dec 5, 2016

239 reviews

  • Overall:

Pepper and citrus on the nose. This espadin is very light on the palate. There are notes of wood, citrus, pepper, and papaya. The finish is light with a lingering taste of citrus and honey. At 41% ABV this mezcal carries a lot of flavor whereas some at this ABV taste watered down.

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