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Bozal Tobasiche

Bozal Tobasiche has high minerality and an abnormally sweet nose. It’s rather light on the palate with strong notes of anise.

Rating: (14 reviews)
Cost:$$
Brand:Bozal Mezcal
NOM:NOM-O363X
Mezcalero:Adrian Bautista
Maguey:Tobaziche
Agave:Karwinskii
Distillation:Copper
Style:Joven
State:Oaxaca
Town:Ejutla
ABV: 47%
Age of plant: 12-13 years
Website: http://www.bozalmezcal.com/, opens in new window
About this mezcal

Bozal Tobasiche is made with wild maguey Tobasiche, which is a member of agave Karwinskii family, and generally takes 12-13 years to fully mature. This agave is typically characterized for its herbaceous and cedar-like notes. This mezcal has high minerality and sweet notes of anise and botanicals.

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.

14 reviews

3.5 out of 5


Mezcaliente

Mezcaliente

13 reviews
Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars1 month ago

Very smooth. A little pepper, a little veg, a little smoke, all tied to gether with a nice sweetness crisp finish. Very easy sipper. Almost tastes like a 40%.

Zack Klamn

Zack Klamn

290 reviews
Rated 4 out of 5 stars3 months ago

Nose – Black licorice. Floral sweetness.

Palate – Buttered snow peas – pan-fried and sprinkled with sugar. Finish is more complex than expected, notes of parm cheese, dark chocolate, smoke and rubber. I dig it!

El_Roberto

El_Roberto

17 reviews
Rated 3 out of 5 stars10 months ago

Very grassy and earthy on the nose and start, followed by some pepper and smoke, then finishing with clay and herbs. Very neutral, not overly complex with flavour.

HyeWestSaloon

HyeWestSaloon

3 reviews
Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars10 months ago

Nice light floral nose. Nice oily texture on the palate. Light and refreshing. Very delicious. Floral and grassy up front but getting a bit of bacon on the back. I don’t like the bottle design because it’s heavy and you can’t see the juice. But the the juice inside is solid.

t8ke

t8ke

144 reviews
Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars1 year ago

Peppery, string bean, minerality, pineapple. Bizarre and fun – the salinity adds a fun touch. Minerality, some wood smoke, are all there and add some nice complexity.

BuffPhysics

BuffPhysics

11 reviews
Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars1 year ago

Mezcalero: NOM-0472X

Region: Rio de Ejutla

Still Type: Copper Pot

47% ABV

Additional Info: A very reasonably priced (for tobasiche) bottle from Bozal in a cool ceramic bottle. Information beyond that is hard to come by, Bozal aren’t the most transparent company in the world, but several of their bottlings (including this tobasiche and their cuishe) crop up frequently in online recommendations.

Nose: Cooked agave, cream cheese, anise, cedar, and assorted herbs.

Taste: Sweet and herbal, almost a sweetened absinthe. Becomes more mineral (wet clay) and then spicy, like black pepper and anise together. Changes a lot as you hold it on your tongue, very dynamic spirit.

Finish: More anise, eventually fading into cooked agave (think high quality blanco tequila). Mouth numbing like an absinthe.

Notes: Super interesting stuff, if you served this to me blind and said it was absinthe, I would probably believe you (though it would be a weird ass absinthe). This is not an expensive bottle, I paid around $60, and it certainly won’t be to everyone’s taste, but it hits a sweet spot for me.

Score: 7/10

1 | Disgusting | So bad I poured it out.

2 | Poor | I wouldn’t consume by choice.

3 | Bad | Multiple flaws.

4 | Sub-par | Not bad, but better exists.

5 | Good | Good, just fine.

6 | Very Good | A cut above.

7 | Great | Well above average

8 | Excellent | Really quite exceptional.

9 | Incredible | An all time favorite

10 | Perfect | Perfect

Mezcalero: NOM-0472X
Region: Rio de Ejutla
Still Type: Copper Pot
47% ABV
Additional Info: A very reasonably priced (for tobasiche) bottle from Bozal in a cool ceramic bottle. Information beyond that is hard to come by, Bozal aren’t the most transparent company in the world, but several of their bottlings (including this tobasiche and their cuishe) crop up frequently in online recommendations.
Nose: Cooked agave, cream cheese, anise, cedar, and assorted herbs.
Taste: Sweet and herbal, almost

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TheAuditor

TheAuditor

37 reviews
Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars2 years ago

Nose: Light and flora, honey, nectarines, Earthy.

Palate: Thick and oily mouthfeel. Floral, honey, mineral, earthy, peppery,

Finish: Medium length, peppery, mineraly, clay, slight honey and floralness.

This stuff is tasty and refreshing, the slight fruit hints play well with the main mineral earthiness and pepper notes in there to pull of a very tasty flavor profile that I could come back to easily.

Patrick

Patrick

41 reviews
Rated 4 out of 5 stars2 years ago

Lote : 00918
Nose : well integrated smoke, minty, sweet and loaded with burnt sugar.
Taste : Wow! Cheesy and vegetal at first, then all butterscotch.
Finish : Dry and peaty.
Wasn’t impressed with the start of the bottle, but midway she showed my her true colors..

kozinnski

kozinnski

14 reviews
Rated 4 out of 5 stars2 years ago

lot no. 000617, november 2016.

nose: candied herbs, mint chocolate chip ice cream, rose petals, toasted cashews, some chalk with nice general floral notes

palate: wow, really sweet for a karwinskii. but it works – the dry earth and stone are mellowed out by the sweetness. roasted sweet corn (reminds me a bit of vago elote), some rhum agricole-like grassiness, tropical fruit, lemon peel tea, very light mineral-forward smoke.

pretty short finish owing to the sweetness, but lots more candied herbs, eucalyptus, and mint. this is fantastic. would love to compare it to the tobasiche adrian bautista produced for koch.

lot no. 000617, november 2016.
nose: candied herbs, mint chocolate chip ice cream, rose petals, toasted cashews, some chalk with nice general floral notes
palate: wow, really sweet for a karwinskii. but it works – the dry earth and stone are mellowed out by the sweetness. roasted sweet corn (reminds me a bit of vago elote), some rhum agricole-like grassiness, tropical fruit, lemon peel tea, very light mineral-forward smoke.
pretty short finish owing to the sweetness, but lots more candied herb

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Rakhal

Rakhal

317 reviews
Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars2 years ago

Lot 00918. Roses, artichoke, soft wood smoke, allspice. Pleasant mezcal. 3 stars.

Lot 00617 chemical smell like nail polish remover. Caramel, black pepper, red pepper flakes, finish is hot and more nail polish remover. 2 stars.

GreenspointTexas

GreenspointTexas

298 reviews
Rated 4 out of 5 stars3 years ago

Very good, surprisingly so. Earthy with a mineral finish. Best ive had from them

razorbackmike

razorbackmike

126 reviews
Rated 4 out of 5 stars3 years ago

wow!this is very floral.the entry is sweet and gentle.mid-way has a lot of different spices and vegetal notes.sugar and smoke on the finish.the taste lingers for a moment and is gone.there are many layers and i almost gave this one a 5 star.tobaziches are rare and the price on this bottle was a bargain.i havent tried many of this brand but this one is very,very good.

Jonny

Jonny

531 reviews
Rated 3 out of 5 stars4 years ago

Aromas of cashews and ripe tropical fruit. This is highly perfumed on the palate and slightly burnt. This is the same Mezcalero as the Koch Tobaziche and it’s not the best I’ve tased. But the Bozal bottling of this is significantly less expensive than the Koch. It’s overly thin and lingering on the palate.

Tyler

Tyler

503 reviews
Rated 4 out of 5 stars5 years ago

A few of my mezcal buddies were not huge fans of this brand, but a bartender at Mosto in San Francisco really liked this Bozal and encouraged me to try it. I was delightfully surprised by this tobasiche. It’s floral and fruity. Very clean and not overpowering with a slightly perfumed finish.

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