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Aprendiz Espadin

Aprendiz Espadin is produced by Isaías Martínez in San Juan del Río. At 76 proof, this mezcal is balanced and great in cocktails.

Rating: (9 reviews)
Brand:Aprendiz Mezcal
NOM:NOM-O258X
Mezcalero:Isaias Martinez Juan
Maguey:Espadin
Agave:Angustifolia
Distillation:Copper
Style:Joven
State:Oaxaca
Town:San Juan del Rio
ABV: 38% or 40%
Age of plant: 7 years
Website: http://aprendiz.mx/
About this mezcal

Aprendiz Espadin is produced by Isaías Martínez and his father-in-law in San Juan del Río, Oaxaca. Aprendiz Mezcal is produced through a completely handmade processes, respecting the traditional way of making mezcal. This mezcal is balanced, displays the classic mezcal smokiness, and goes great in cocktails.

Aprendiz Mezcal

Aprendiz Mezcal is a sub-brand to Pescador de Sueños. Aprendiz was born for those who wish to be initiated into the mystic journey of mescal and learn the art of art of living intensely. Both brands are produced at Destilería Santa Sabia in San Juan del Rio. Years ago, the brand had four different 80/20 blends of agave Espadin and another agave. The ensambles were made with: Mexicano, Tepextate, Madrecuixe, and Tobala. Since then, the brand has been focused on distributing their agave Espadin Joven mezcal aimed at the cocktail market. Aprendiz Mezcal is primarily distributed in Europe.

 

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9 reviews

3 out of 5


chonchoparadise

chonchoparadise

4 reviews
Rated 2 out of 5 stars2 months ago

I read Mezcal reviews all the way to the local store with the largest selection. They had none of them except one brand we’ve had a lot of so I decided to take a stab at Aprendiz Espadin. It has a nice label. On the way home I decided to put a little on my wrist and take a whiff. Smoke, nice. I also got hints of mint, botanicals, and a fresh herb smell. At home, I poured myself a shot and sipped on it. Yuck. What was this? The smoke is more like liquid smoke shot, and the finish is a smoky burn that leaves my mouth feeling astringent and basic. The depth of the odor is gone and I’m left with something monodimensional like rubbing alcohol steeped in smoke. I really thought I’d like this but it’s just basic and a little gross. My wife came home and I said “I bought mezcal, sweeties!” I listened to her get a glass and pour a shot and then “Ugh, oh, whoa, yuck.” “Like it?” I called out. “It’s terrible,” she responded. “I know,” I said, “and it only cost me $50!” “I’m going to kill you!” That concludes my review and I hope you will not purchase this unless you get it for much less money.

I read Mezcal reviews all the way to the local store with the largest selection. They had none of them except one brand we’ve had a lot of so I decided to take a stab at Aprendiz Espadin. It has a nice label. On the way home I decided to put a little on my wrist and take a whiff. Smoke, nice. I also got hints of mint, botanicals, and a fresh herb smell. At home, I poured myself a shot and sipped on it. Yuck. What was this? The smoke is more like liquid smoke shot, and the finish is a smoky

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Zack Klamn

Zack Klamn

72 reviews
Rated 2 out of 5 stars2 months ago

Batch: AP-06 (Bottle: 412/690)
Nose: Lemon citrus and sugar. Faint smoke.

Palate: Toasted bread. Slightly sour. Hard to detect any of the sweetness from the nose. Tastes weak even at the 40% ABV. Despite that a fair bit of vapor on the finish with a heavy dose of tobacco flavor and paint.

HighWine

HighWine

25 reviews
Rated 2 out of 5 stars3 months ago

80 proof. Faint nose, could be mistaken for a high-barley white whiskey if I didn’t know better. Flavor is also faint with notes of caramelized banana and the pepperiness of tequila. Medium bodied. Flavors of green hay and fresh wood remain in the mouth.

Gregg T&T

Gregg T&T

78 reviews
Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars3 months ago

Light nose of citrus and agave. A simple espadin profile, body felt a little flat and the finish brief.

Tyler

Tyler

449 reviews
Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars4 months ago

Sweet. Banana Runts. Not offensive. Goes down easy. 50ml sample. 40%.

juanquillo

juanquillo

8 reviews
Rated 5 out of 5 stars2 years ago

love this mezcal from San Juan del rio, I found the caramel flavor of the espadín after the smoky flavor. I drank a paloma with it and matches great due its smoky flavor.

andreshemkes

andreshemkes

2 reviews
Rated 5 out of 5 stars2 years ago

I love this one, you can feel its smoked-fruity flavor and it’s perfect for beginners as it’s not strong at all, I personally drink it almost everyday, really good for mixology.

TheAgaveFairy

TheAgaveFairy

126 reviews
Rated 2 out of 5 stars2 years ago

Aprendiz Mezcal Espadin Joven 40%
Lote: AP-04 in 2017, Bottle 0959/1000 (250mL) NOM O258X

Complex enough smoke balanced against a lime-y agave. Some elote action going on, mild syrupy/artificial tropical notes. Some kind of slate minerality is coming through, more of that lime [peel], fresher softer peppery notes – mild jalepeno and soft black peppery thing. Decent typicity. Lily of the Valley, something suggesting a red fruit, maybe an apple or medium berry. Water brings out more defined flowers, softens the lime to more lemon, and highlights a bit of something like juniper.

On the palette, soft, anticlimatic. Smoke plays secondary to the lime, slate, and sweeter agave. Water opens things up a bit pleasantly, though I wish it were bottled at 43-45%.

Not sure the potential price as a mixer on the shelf, but ideally less than Wahaka Espadin.

Aprendiz Mezcal Espadin Joven 40%
Lote: AP-04 in 2017, Bottle 0959/1000 (250mL) NOM O258X
Complex enough smoke balanced against a lime-y agave. Some elote action going on, mild syrupy/artificial tropical notes. Some kind of slate minerality is coming through, more of that lime [peel], fresher softer peppery notes – mild jalepeno and soft black peppery thing. Decent typicity. Lily of the Valley, something suggesting a red fruit, maybe an apple or medium berry. Water brings out more defined flow

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LosMuertos

LosMuertos

32 reviews
Rated 3 out of 5 stars3 years ago

Notes of sweet vanilla, paint, dairy and some jalapeño on the palate. Nice but nothing to get excited about. Probably alright for drinks.

Scent: 3,5/5
Mouthfeel: 3/5

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