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Banhez Jabali

Banhez Jabali is traditionally produced in the region of Ejutla, Oaxaca as part of the Banhez Mezcal Co-operative that brings together 35+ families.

Rating: (5 reviews)
Brand:Banhez Mezcal
NOM:NOM-O96X
COMERCAM:0148B0534761A, opens in new window
Mezcalero:Jose Espinoza
Maguey:Jabali
Agave:Convallis
Distillation:Copper
Style:Joven
State:Oaxaca
Town:Ejutla
ABV: 47%
Website: https://www.banhezmezcal.com/, opens in new window

About this mezcal

Banhez Jabali is made in San Andres Zabache, Oaxaca with maguey Jabali (agave Convallis). This mezcal is produced by Jose Espinoza as part of the co-operative group of Ejutla that produces for Banhez.

Banhez Mezcal

Banhez Mezcal is a co-operative comprised of 35+ families in the tiny village of San Miguel Ejutla in the central valley of Oaxaca. The Banhez Mezcal co-op is committed to sustainable, fair trade mezcal production the same way it’s been done by their ancestors for nearly two centuries. The Banhez Ensamble is made by the collective and the brand also has single agave varietals produced by a single mezcalero from the co-op.

Member rating

3.2 out of 5

5 reviews

Zack Klamn

Zack Klamn

542 reviews
Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars7 months ago

Nose – Vanilla cola. Grass. Inviting, perfume aromas.

Palate – The most memorable part of the palate was the watery, bitter and weak ethanol in the finish. It tasted like too much tails/colas made it’s way through. I wanted much more for this price point.

This was a 1 oz sample at Santo Mezcal in Santa Barbara.

SoloAgave

SoloAgave

86 reviews
Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars3 years ago

With the high cost per bottle (not saying mezcal costs aren’t warranted) and some hype from a few industry friends I had very high expectations for this expression. Jabali is notoriously difficult to work with so they get an extra half star from me for the effort. Flavors are all there just subtle (as Jabali in my experience tends to be). Sweetness, gentle smoke, lightly herbal but it was the lactaic note and a burnt caramel quality that really stood out to me. Unique and a great conversation starter for hardcore mezcal enthusiasts but perhaps a bit overkill considering the price point at $120. There are some mezcals out there that will blow your mind at this price point and much less.

With the high cost per bottle (not saying mezcal costs aren’t warranted) and some hype from a few industry friends I had very high expectations for this expression. Jabali is notoriously difficult to work with so they get an extra half star from me for the effort. Flavors are all there just subtle (as Jabali in my experience tends to be). Sweetness, gentle smoke, lightly herbal but it was the lactaic note and a burnt caramel quality that really stood out to me. Unique and a great conversat

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Rakhal

Rakhal

420 reviews
Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars3 years ago

Chocolate milk, chanel #5, nail polish remover, cinnamon, redwood bark, juicy fruit gum. A bit too chemical tasting.

El-Dawg

El-Dawg

205 reviews
Rated 4 out of 5 stars4 years ago

Bit perfumey on the nose (in a good way), along with being very sweet with berry fruitiness. Could be the most complex from the Banhez line, as well as one of my favorite from them (Cuishe is up there). Overall (I only had a small sample unfortunately), this was just really delicious & smooth. 4.25

tallchad

tallchad

99 reviews
Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars4 years ago

Tasted this with Tahona Bar’s Steven during virtual covid-craziness. I have never had jabali maguey before. It was very intersting–in a good way. Aroma was fresh with little smoke. Taste was incredible with pine-needles tingling my mouth. Finish was good.

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