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Bozal Ensamble

Bozal Ensamble is made with cultivated agave Espadin and wild agave Barril and Mexicano. It’s slightly smoky with lots of herbal tones.

About this mezcal

Bozal Ensamble is made with agave Espadin, Barril, and Mexicano. The agave Barril and Mexicano in this mezcal are both harvest from the wild, while the agave Espadin is cultivated. This ensamble is slightly smoky with an herbaceous undertone that rests on the center of the palate. Citrus and floral notes from the Barril are introduced and strengthened by the warm viscous finish of the Mexicano. This ensamble is produced by three different mezcaleros (Fermin Garcia, Lucio Bautista, or Don Adrian Bautista) from two different towns (San Dionisio Ocotepec or Ejutla de Crespo). Check your bottle for details.

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.

23 reviews

3.57 out of 5


donpedro

donpedro

8 reviews
1 week ago

For this price point, this is a decent ensamble. A bit sweet with overtones of salt and definite mesquite and ancho chile smoke. Hints of grass and light citrus.

t8ke

t8ke

88 reviews
1 month ago

Medium mouth feel. A bit hot, but not punishing. Honey, almond, pepper, faint minerality. Light clay. Coffee, pepper, lemon, lightly earthy.

Fairly interesting, quite complex given where this sits on the shelf. It’s got enough going on to be really interesting, but not so much that it destroys a cocktail. Winner.

Mansson

Mansson

71 reviews
2 months ago

Lot 000216, distilled November 2016. Starts out with anise (cough syrup) and herbs. Then there are a lot of burnt flavours: charred wood, smoke, burnt rubber. Very dry. A bit disjointed.

CasaDeGuero

CasaDeGuero

11 reviews
2 months ago

A simple and traditional mezcal flavor on the nose with noticeable smoke and sweetness. A bit bitter initially followed by a relatively plain heat with good long lasting burn. Nothing elaborate in terms of flavor but a solid sipper with a simple but reasonable flavor.

Batch: 02149

Cy Bister

Cy Bister

12 reviews
2 months ago

Nose is understated; earth and wet stone dominate with hints of roasted chili, cucumber, and herbs. Taste is surprisingly sweet and mineral which was unexpected given the nose. Vanilla, roasted agave, and maybe a hint of cinnamon with a subtle but still satisfying smoky finish. Amazingly not very hot at all given the 47% ABV. Fairly salty. This is quite good.

El-Dawg

El-Dawg

24 reviews
2 months ago

Overall a pretty decent ensemble. Big finish with spiciness lingering on the tongue. Decent balance, body, and smoke. Will revisit again.

Clevercircle

Clevercircle

2 reviews
3 months ago

Balanced, slight smoke, easy to drink, good depth of flavor and finish

tjdittrich

tjdittrich

3 reviews
3 months ago

I have come back to this bottle a few times and enjoy it more each time. Very citrus, slightly spicy at the start, with an herbal smoky finish. There is a lot going on here and you definitely need a few sessions with this mezcal to truly appreciate. Lot: 02319 from NOM-O472X

meighmey

meighmey

18 reviews
3 months ago

Lot 01219 (from NOM-O47X) … Aromas of wet stone; earthy with a floral notes. Flavors of mesquite, juniper and orange peel supported by a light roast. At first, there are no dominant aromas or flavors but as the mezcal passed the mid-palate, it all comes together for a delicious long finish. Enjoyed neat. Favorably priced < $45 usd

GeorgePBurdell

GeorgePBurdell

20 reviews
4 months ago

Lot 02619

Mesquite smoke and floral on the nose. Sweet viscous agave on the palate. Finish is long with gentle smoke, citrus, and mineralality. Nice

pykej101

pykej101

3 reviews
4 months ago

Exuberant, fresh, and bright. Great, clean, entry-level Mezcal.

Nic Hnastchenko

Nic Hnastchenko

102 reviews
5 months ago

Love the color of this bottle. A lot of my favorite agaves here, not a lot of bite but leans a bit sweeter.

Hörky Båmf

Hörky Båmf

18 reviews
6 months ago

Lot No. 01319. Found this a little harsh and uninteresting at first. Came back to it after the bottle had been open a few weeks to discover it much improved. A little sweet, a little salty, mostly clean and cool type flavors, green bell pepper and jalapeño, mild mint, bitter herbs. Really not bad at all, especially when price is factored in. Guess it just needed some air.

rsidrys

rsidrys

38 reviews
1 year ago

Better than I expected. Salty sea breeze on the nose. Very savory palate of bbq chips, mesquite, pine bark. Finish comes with a blast of paprika, spice, and smoke. I found it interesting how the smoke mostly came on the back end…like a last second ambush.

Rakhal

Rakhal

154 reviews
1 year ago

Lot 718. Yummy! I really liked this Mezcal with flavors of caramel, thyme, and ancho chile.

EJMoosa

EJMoosa

1 review
1 year ago

This is our first purchase of a mezcal. The smoky flavor is exhilarating and the flavors do linger on the palette as others have described. The price point was a great starting point to explore this world of artisan craftsmanship.

TheAgaveFairy

TheAgaveFairy

82 reviews
1 year ago

Grassy, sugarcane, kiwi, starfruit, nice smoke, kinda clay. Lemon oils, lemon leaf, lime peel, gardenia or lily of the valley, ceylon, whiffs of pink peppercorn. Decent complexity. This has oxidized a touch, and rather well. Mild salt, some herbal heat that would remind me of a gin botanical, maybe coriander and cilantro.

On the palette: more minerality than expected, plays up the sweet with a touch of sour – nice. Refreshing. Grassiness and bright light tropical fruit dances over the minerality.

For value, this deserves another star.

Grassy, sugarcane, kiwi, starfruit, nice smoke, kinda clay. Lemon oils, lemon leaf, lime peel, gardenia or lily of the valley, ceylon, whiffs of pink peppercorn. Decent complexity. This has oxidized a touch, and rather well. Mild salt, some herbal heat that would remind me of a gin botanical, maybe coriander and cilantro.
On the palette: more minerality than expected, plays up the sweet with a touch of sour – nice. Refreshing. Grassiness and bright light tropical fruit dances over the minerali

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Dave

Dave

12 reviews
1 year ago

Bozal is a good mezcal. Good price to value ratio.

Little depth, flavors do not stand out. This would be a good mezcal to introduce friends to. Very neutral and has a great looking bottle.

Mezcal is hard to find in Kansas, yet this is in most liquor stores.

GreenspointTexas

GreenspointTexas

178 reviews
2 years ago

Above average, grassy. Clean. Dont remember too much because this was the 37th mezcal/tequila during the tasting

Patrick

Patrick

30 reviews
2 years ago

Lot: 000417
Distilled: Nov 2016
Nose: light, with sweet vanilla opening up. Notes of green and herbs.
Mouth: a little hot with a medium body. Sweet and very herbal.
Finish: Dry and with a Gin aftertaste.

Tyler

Tyler

378 reviews
3 years ago

Floral on the nose. Barril flavors are prominent with a kick from the Mexicano. Little cinnamon, smoke, and citrus. Acidic finish. Lot 000216.

Jonny

Jonny

407 reviews
3 years ago

Lot 000216 from November 2016. Overall, this mezcal is tasty. It’s very sweet on the nose with notes of Mexican vanilla, sweet potatoes, and gala apples. The mouthfeel is light and slippery. Tasting notes of burnt orange, cinnamon, and vanilla beans.

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Logan

3 years ago

This is my 6th or 7th mezcal to try and it was one of the more herbal/lighter mezcals. There was little smoky/rust taste and more herbal fruit, great nose. Neat bottle that is heavier than expected.

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