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Banhez Tobala

Banhez Tobala is produced by Gonzalo Hernandez Bigotes and Luis Pacheco in La Compañia, Oaxaca using maguey Tobala (agave Potatorum).

Rating: (4 reviews)
Brand:Banhez Mezcal
Mezcalero:Gonzalo Hernandez, Luis Pacheco
Town:La Compañía
ABV: 47%
Age of plant: Up to 30 years
Website: https://www.banhezmezcal.com/, opens in new window

About this mezcal

Banhez Tobala is produced by Gonzalo Hernandez Bigotes and Luis Pacheco in La Compañia, Oaxaca at an elevation of 1483 meters above sea level. According to the Banhez website, their Tobalá plants have a growing period of up to 30 years. It is fermented with natural yeasts for 5-6 days and distilled in copper pot stills. Banhez Tobala has notes of green mango, leather, and fresh green herbs.

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.

4 reviews

3.5 out of 5



398 reviews
Rated 3 out of 5 stars3 years ago

Very fruity and sweet. Strawberry and over ripe pineapple. Just ok.



612 reviews
Rated 4 out of 5 stars4 years ago

Tons of fresh juicy fruit flavors like a homemade fruit smoothie. After being very underwhelmed by the Banhez Tepeztate I wasn’t expecting much from this Tobala. But of course, every batch and every maker is different. This Tobala is just bursting with fresh fruit aromas and flavors. The finish tastes like a Creamsicle with the vanilla bean softness. It leaves a pleasant warm feeling on your tongue. 47% ABV. From Luis Pacheco in La Noria Section 13, Ejutla. Dated 12/18.



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Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars4 years ago

Lot B0009T044719. Sweet aromas of lilac, roses, and fresh pollen on the breeze. Very floral on the nose. The palate is big and full. Notes of poppies, pumpkin seeds, nutmeg, sweet potatoes, and ripe papaya. This tastes dark orange or burnt orange in color. Good viscosity. A little bit of heat on the back of the palate but overall really nice.

Nic Hnastchenko

Nic Hnastchenko

108 reviews
Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars4 years ago

Against my preference toward Karwinskii, but give this one the advantage over the Cuixe. Was a tasty tobala.

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