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Bozal Castilla

Bozal Castilla is a special release made with maguey Castilla, a close relative of maguey Espadin. It’s fruit forward with notes of wet earth.

Rating: (6 reviews)
Cost:$$$
Brand:Bozal Mezcal
NOM:NOM-O363X
Mezcalero:Israel Palestino Vasquez
Maguey:Castilla
Agave:Angustifolia
Distillation:Clay Pot
Style:Joven
State:Oaxaca
Town:San Juan Bautista
ABV: 47.3%
Website: http://www.bozalmezcal.com/, opens in new window
About this mezcal

Bozal Castilla is a limited release made with maguey Castilla (agave Angustifolia). The aroma of this mezcal is of fruit and wet earth. A slight sweetness is evident on the palate with flavors of roasted agave, mocha, and fresh mint. The finish is smooth with a bit of smoke.

Bozal Mezcal

Mezcal Bozal is a craft, artisan, handmade Mezcal. They celebrate the wild side of the Mezcal world and the wild agave used to produce such rich spirits. They use agave from the steep precarious hillsides of Oaxaca and Guerrero that are indigenous to the region. These varietals produce flavors that are exotically intense, with rich earth tones and savory smokiness. From the heart of the maguey these flavors are traditionally extracted to produce mezcal that is wildly refined.

6 reviews

3.92 out of 5


James Christian

James Christian

16 reviews
Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars1 month ago

00419
This is almost painfully drinkable it’s so good. The painful is the price because it goes really quick.

In a blind tasting with this and an El Jolgorio Pechuga, all 6 people called out this one as the Pechuga and missed the EJ. So there’s that.

On the nose: light smoked chicken stock and sweetness.

In the mouth: It’s smooth and viscous and mouthwatering. Then there is a tiny bite in the upper palate after a few seconds.

Taste: I get chicken stock, white pepper, mint and light roasted agave. This is the most savory mezcal I have without it being a pechuga. l love the stuff.

00419
This is almost painfully drinkable it’s so good. The painful is the price because it goes really quick.
In a blind tasting with this and an El Jolgorio Pechuga, all 6 people called out this one as the Pechuga and missed the EJ. So there’s that.
On the nose: light smoked chicken stock and sweetness.
In the mouth: It’s smooth and viscous and mouthwatering. Then there is a tiny bite in the upper palate after a few seconds.
Taste: I get chicken stock, white pepper, mint and l

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SoloAgave

SoloAgave

84 reviews
Rated 4 out of 5 stars8 months ago

Lot 000217 – just got a sample from a Bozal rep and its the best expression in their lineup that I’ve tried. Although its an espadin this expression tastes complex and although it seems like a broken record the clay pot distillation process makes this a winner. The drawback being the cost ($90-$120/bottle). Sweet, earthy, herbal, and smooth. Worth a try if you come across it!

razorbackmike

razorbackmike

126 reviews
Rated 4 out of 5 stars1 year ago

very unique and tasty! the nose is briney and buttery with agave/floral notes.the tastes is a balance of sweet and salt.it reminds me of beef or chicken bouillion.finish has black pepper and some subtle mint.very good!

t8ke

t8ke

144 reviews
Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars1 year ago

Interesting bottle for sure. This expression is bursting with flavors – few of them pedestrian or routine. While I like it, there are some rough patches, including the dominating smoke on the palate that sort of set it back to me.

Squashplayer

Squashplayer

34 reviews
Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars2 years ago

Really enjoying this one! Has wet dirt and barnyard on the initial nose that lasts throughout the pour. Lots of subtle fruit flavors including mango and ripe cantaloupe. Herbs and mild serrano peppers on the finish. There is a lot going on here. A must try if you see it. Lot 217 from Jan 2017

Jonny

Jonny

533 reviews
Rated 4 out of 5 stars4 years ago

Lot 000117 from Jan 2017. The bartender at Palenque Mezcaleria in Denver recommended this over any other Bozal bottles, and I found it very enjoyable. I’d never seen a straight agave Castilla before, so I figured I’d give it a try. It has some sweet agave notes that blend nicely with hints of mint leaf, rosemary, and freshly cut herbs.

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