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Bruxo No. 5 Tobala

Bruxo No. 5 is made by mezcalero Candido Reyes or Cesareo Rodriguez. Each with their own style and unique aspects of production.

Rating: (5 reviews)
Brand:Bruxo Mezcal
NOM:NOM-O184X, NOM-O264X
Mezcalero:Candido Reyes, Cesareo "Hero" Rodriguez
Agave:Tobala
Distillation:Copper
Style:Joven
State:Oaxaca
Town:Las Salinas, San Agustín Amatengo
ABV: 46%
Website: http://www.bruxomezcal.com/
About this mezcal

Bruxo No. 5 is made by mezcalero Candido Reyes, AKA Tio Conejo (Uncle Rabbit). Other releases of this are also made by Cesareo “Hero” Rodriguez. The wild agave Tobala are very small, meaning that it takes a great amount of Tobala to produce small quantities of mezcal.

Bruxo Mezcal

Bruxo was created by a group of friends who love and honor the country of Mexico. They discovered the magic of mezcal, but above all, its people. Brujo is synonymous with shaman, wise, illuminated; and the "X " in Bruxo then refers to the pronunciation of their origin lands, Oaxaca and México. Each bottle of Bruxo may vary slightly from lot to lot, so make sure to check your bottle for details.

 

5 reviews

3.8 of out 5 stars


11 months ago

Lot- 10776M (bottle 16)
The mezcal itself tinted a touch green.

Nose – Mild acetone and definite smokey note of charred capsicum. Some vegetal aromas as well.

Palate – a soft sweetness of maple gives balance to smoke. Round and easy to drink.

Overall nice not overly complex or harsh. 4/5

Chris

Chris

36 reviews
12 months ago

Lot B2583R by Candido Reyes 46% ABV. Good but not great. The aroma is distinctly tobala and there is a nice honey sweetness on the palette. The aftertaste comes up short; it reminds me of plastic. This batch at least is not in the same league as the El Jolgorio or Rey Campero tobalas. In Mexico, I also would recommend the Convite tobala, which is a little over half the price.

Updated on Dec 3: Head to head with the 2015 Jolgorio tobala I have previously reviewed, there is no comparison.

Lot B2583R by Candido Reyes 46% ABV. Good but not great. The aroma is distinctly tobala and there is a nice honey sweetness on the palette. The aftertaste comes up short; it reminds me of plastic. This batch at least is not in the same league as the El Jolgorio or Rey Campero tobalas. In Mexico, I also would recommend the Convite tobala, which is a little over half the price.
Updated on Dec 3: Head to head with the 2015 Jolgorio tobala I have previously reviewed, there is no comparison.

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razorbackmike

razorbackmike

96 reviews
1 year ago

very soft mezcal.not the typical tobala flavor but does have the same personality.subtle sweetness with earthy potato.clay notes mid way with a gentle finish.i didnt get much smoke and it was different from other tobalas.a pleasant linger on the tongue.very good but i think the barrill made by this brand is fantastic.

Tyler

Tyler

324 reviews
3 years ago

Floral and vegetal on the nose. Sweet, clay, citrus taste. Incredibly light mezcal at 46% ABV. Bruxo offers a very special tobalá that really brings out the best flavors of this rare plant. After trying a few tobalás this is a real standout. My current bottle from Candido Reyes (Lot 10466M) has impressed me less than the first one I tried. There is a bit of a chemical cream aftertaste.

Jonny

Jonny

341 reviews
3 years ago

This is crazy rich and balanced. It’s slightly vegetal on the nose with hints of smoke and tobacco. The taste is also vegetal but with a much sweeter twist that is fruity with a mouth feel that almost resembles clay. This is one of my favorite mezcals made with agave Tobala, and I love agave Tobala. This mezcal is refined and suave in a way that other mezcals can’t touch. This bottle was from LOT: V2551G from Candido Reyes.

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