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Bozal Ensamble

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

About this mezcal

Bozal Ensamble is made with maguey Espadin, Barril, and Mexicano. The maguey Barril and Mexicano in this mezcal are both harvest from the wild, while the maguey 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.

32 reviews

3.63 out of 5


meserole

meserole

52 reviews
Rated 4 out of 5 stars1 week ago

Needed something for mixing cocktails to avoid the impulse of pulling from my $100+ collection, and an ensamble of mexicano, barril, and espadin for only about $48 caught my attention. I know I’ve had some of their more expensive single agave variants before but not this one.

Hot and boozy on the nose, with the creamy, slightly detergent/perfume flavor that I’ve come to associate with Mexicanos.

Not super complex, but very pleasant, and a good way to show folks new to mezcal that “smokiness” is merely one possible flavor that mezcal can offer. (None of that here).

Probably 3.5 stars in a vacuum but I can’t help but factor in a good value and I think this is one. That fancy bottle makes for a good gift too 😉

Needed something for mixing cocktails to avoid the impulse of pulling from my $100+ collection, and an ensamble of mexicano, barril, and espadin for only about $48 caught my attention. I know I’ve had some of their more expensive single agave variants before but not this one.
Hot and boozy on the nose, with the creamy, slightly detergent/perfume flavor that I’ve come to associate with Mexicanos.
Not super complex, but very pleasant, and a good way to show folks new to mezcal that “smoki

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Wanderingspider

Wanderingspider

38 reviews
Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars1 month ago

LOT: 01719

Nose- definitely a bit hot and volatile, brown sugar, vanilla, roasted maguey and a bit of a gingerbread thing going on. Also classic bubblegum?

Palate- some spice (cinnamon), lime zest and…wet but not moldy cardboard. Boozey with this sort of alkaline finish.

Not flashy but reminds me of mexico.
This score on this page I would say is very accurate for this particular bottle

In between a 3.5 and 3.75 for sure.

HighWine

HighWine

38 reviews
Rated 3 out of 5 stars2 months ago

Espadín-Barrill. Sweet nose that reminds of taffy and pimento olives. Taste makes me think tequila at first. It’s smooth but not for the faint of heart. I know people love this brand but it comes across as one-note to me: oven roasted cactus. Good mouthfeel. Fine for the price point but not something I would seek out over alternatives.

TzotollineRaramuri

TzotollineRaramuri

63 reviews
Rated 4 out of 5 stars2 months ago

Lot 02920
👀- clear
👃- soft drying impact.
Aromas of mamey, ripe banana, guava, wild floral honey, mint, thyme, green penca de maguey, cucumber, peppercorn, light smoke.
Adequate & complex production.
Average length and fine character.
👅- astringent effect with some coating; sufficient smooth to rough alcohol; medium body.
Primarily bitter taste, with light sweet/sour/piquant/savory highlights; buttery smoothness.
Flavors of raw wild honey, cooked sweet potato, persistent smokyness, peppercorn, and mint.
Concentrated flavor intensity, slightly complex, harmonious balance.
Pleasant and very long finish.
Very good to excellent overall impression.

*bold character, yet not over board; well balanced, very interesting profile.

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Lot 02920
👀- clear
👃- soft drying impact.
Aromas of mamey, ripe banana, guava, wild floral honey, mint, thyme, green penca de maguey, cucumber, peppercorn, light smoke.
Adequate & complex production.
Average length and fine character.
👅- astringent effect with some coating; sufficient smooth to rough alcohol; medium body.
Primarily bitter taste, with light sweet/sour/piquant/savory highlights; buttery smoothness.
Flavors of raw wild honey, cooked sweet potato, persistent smokyness,

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ElAgave

ElAgave

32 reviews
Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars3 months ago

Nose – citrus punch, lemon zest, lime rind, creaminess, vegetal
Palate – clay, barnyard, soil, hay, green vegetal, citrus rind, grassy
Finish – fresh green veggies, wet soil, clay

El_Roberto

El_Roberto

17 reviews
Rated 3 out of 5 stars6 months ago

Very sweet both on the nose and taste. A light hint of citrus and vanilla, a bit of smoke. Not much of a finishing taste

El-pastor

El-pastor

1 review
Rated 4 out of 5 stars6 months ago

Lot #2920
Sweet and likable with notes of toasty guava flan. Smooth, fruity and likable. Good value for the price!

Zack Klamn

Zack Klamn

119 reviews
Rated 4 out of 5 stars6 months ago

Lot No. 02619
Nose: More smoke than sweet. Slight ethanol. Cool mineral saltiness to it – reminds me of wet cobblestones at the beach.

Palate: Viscous feel at first. A stony bitterness to it. Pick up some lemon citrus but not sour. Awesome spicy smoke on the back end – jalapeno and mesquite two hit combo… BOOM! Nice lingering saltiness.

I dig this Bozal Ensamble and would buy it again.

Mexicoinmyglass

Mexicoinmyglass

7 reviews
Rated 5 out of 5 stars9 months ago

Lot 02119 – NOM 04772-X This is my new favorite sipping mezcal. Mexicano and Barril make great ensambles, both wild species and a cultivar Espadin from San Dionisio Ocotepec and Ejutla. Three maestros mezcaleros.
Earthy notes, tobacco, coffee. Nice finish and lingering taste, I wouldn’t mix with anything but will continue to sip at 47% ABV this is a joy in my glass.

donpedro

donpedro

37 reviews
Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars11 months 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

135 reviews
Rated 3 out of 5 stars12 months 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
Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars1 year 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

13 reviews
Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars1 year 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

15 reviews
Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars1 year 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

104 reviews
Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars1 year ago

Overall a pretty decent ensemble. Big finish with spiciness lingering on the tongue. Decent balance, body, and smoke. Will revisit again.
This is a great bang for your buck mezcal….hits well above it’s weight class. Cream, pepper, spice…some green buried down in there…little too smoky but not a problem for $40. Originally rating of 3.5 is still applicable.

Clevercircle

Clevercircle

2 reviews
Rated 4 out of 5 stars1 year ago

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

tjdittrich

tjdittrich

3 reviews
Rated 4 out of 5 stars1 year 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
Rated 4 out of 5 stars1 year 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

35 reviews
Rated 4 out of 5 stars1 year 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
Rated 4 out of 5 stars1 year ago

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

Nic Hnastchenko

Nic Hnastchenko

108 reviews
Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars1 year 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

20 reviews
Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars1 year 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

46 reviews
Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars2 years 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

290 reviews
Rated 4 out of 5 stars2 years ago

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

EJMoosa

EJMoosa

1 review
Rated 4 out of 5 stars2 years 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

144 reviews
Rated 3 out of 5 stars2 years 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
Rated 3 out of 5 stars2 years 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

249 reviews
Rated 4 out of 5 stars3 years ago

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

Patrick

Patrick

36 reviews
Rated 3 out of 5 stars3 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

467 reviews
Rated 3 out of 5 stars4 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

502 reviews
Rated 3 out of 5 stars4 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.

Logan

Rated 4 out of 5 stars4 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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