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Chacolo Brocha

Chacolo Brocha is a traditional distillate of the state of Jalisco, Mexico. It’s full of herbal notes, including mint and ginger.

Rating: (6 reviews)
Category:Destilado de Agave
Mezcalero:Macario Partida
Town:Zapotitlan de Vadillo
ABV: 48.3%
Age of plant: 7-10 years
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About this destilado de agave

Chacolo Brocha is made with maguey Brocha (agave Angustifolia), a varietal related to Espadin. This agave takes approximately 7 years to mature with an additional 3 years capon. The agave are cooked in an underground oven and milled by hand with axes. Once cooked and milled, the agave are fermented naturally in wooden tinas with mountain spring water. Finally, they are double distilled in a Filipino style still.


The Partida family, lead by Don Macario, has been making their iconic “mezcales” for 5 generations in Zapotitlan de Vadillo, Jalisco, however due to legalities they can neither call their product mezcal nor tequila. They are renowned among mezcaleros and mezcal aficionados for the amazing spirits that are meticulously made from the 15 different agave varietals that they have been collecting from their region for three generations. These varietals include 14 A. angustifolia sub varietals and 1 A. rhodacantha sub-varietal.

6 reviews

4.08 out of 5



15 reviews
Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars1 month ago

Chacolo Brocha 48.3% Dec. 2017 batch

Nose: Sweet mint that’s ice cream like. Lime. Smells like a mojito.Potato chips.

Palate: Good mouth feel. Vanilla bean, peppermint, and a hint of lime.

Finish: I like this finish. Good length with lots of mint.I love good mint notes. Fries and mint ice cream.

Overall: I’m a fan of this. Not super complex, but the profile really jives with me.

Zack Klamn

Zack Klamn

509 reviews
Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars1 year ago

Nose – Pine wood sap. Some pine smoke (like having a Christmas tree burning event in the distance).

Palate – More pine sap. Junior mints. Roasted yams. Thin mouthfeel. Martini olive. Dry finish with a nice smoky flavor. A tasty mezcal but not mind-blowing for me.



389 reviews
Rated 4 out of 5 stars2 years ago

Lot 3 Vol 3A. Pine needles, dried thyme, York Peppermint Patties, black pepper, Dragonwell green tea, and a salty green olive brine finish. A well made, unique Mezcal. I really dig this brand and I hope to visit them some day and try all of their Angustifolia’s.



382 reviews
Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars2 years ago

Mint mint mint! Maybe some chocolate and turbinado too. Viscous on the mouthfeel, but not overwhelming in flavor or bite. An absolute winner imo

Rated 5 out of 5 stars3 years ago

Lot 3. December 2017. 380 liters. Volume 3a.

Another twist and turn of direction! Really broad on the palate, certainly some mint as mentioned in the other review here. Behind the mint it a really interesting herbal complexity, I can’t tell if it’s more medicinal or food-like. Terrific weight on the palate. I fucking love it!



618 reviews
Rated 4 out of 5 stars3 years ago

Vol 3. Herbal nose with medicinal qualities of natural mystic healing. Aromas of spearmint, moringa, and peppermint. Smells like white Canada mints. More fresh mint on the palate with a bit of sugary molasses and sweet potato. Thick on the palate. Long finish.

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