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Convite Esencial

Convite Esencial is produced by mezcalero Cosme Hernández and his brother Daniel in the beautiful mountains of San Baltazar Guelavila, Oaxaca.

Rating: (4 reviews)
Brand:Convite Mezcal
Mezcalero:Cosme "Tucho" Hernandez, Daniel Hernandez
Town:San Baltazar Guélavila
ABV: 38%
Age of plant: 8 years
Website: https://www.convitemezcal.com/, opens in new window

About this mezcal

Convite Esencial is the entry point for the full Convite lineup. It’s made with agave Espadin, however it is cut to 38% ABV, making this much lighter than all of the other mezcals in the Convite lineup. Aside from the lower ABV, this mezcal is produced like all the others in the lineup, with the agave cooked in an underground pit oven, milled by a horse-drawn tahona, naturally fermented with spring water, and double distilled in a copper alembic still.

Convite Mezcal

Mezcal Convite is an artisanal mezcal from San Baltazar Guelavila. It is made in the traditional way, without any accelerators or added flavors, using the highest quality ingredients. The production is made in small, exclusive lots. They are a Oaxacan-owned company.

Member rating

2.63 out of 5

4 reviews



9 reviews
Rated 3 out of 5 stars2 years ago

Something I used to use in Mexico for cocktails a lot. Not a very interesting sipper.
Briny, slightly citric and bit of bonfire.
Overall does the job, but I tend to use others in its place now. I like Sacro Imperio 42% Mexican version for cocktails as it has the cenizo profile that works well with many ingredients. Also a better deal and a good sipper

Zack Klamn

Zack Klamn

542 reviews
Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars3 years ago

Nose – Banana. Medium smoke.

Palate – Vanilla extract. Very smoky finish – a tad rough/industrial. For a cocktail mezcal, it’s decent.



648 reviews
Rated 2 out of 5 stars4 years ago

Not something I’d consider “essential” to try. Smelled a little bit like cough syrup when I first opened the mini-bottle. Overall not a lot of aromas. Not repugnant, just not much flavor. Maybe good for a mezcal newbie. Very light on the palate. Faint notes of lemon-lime water, brine, and unripe green plants. I prefer the other offerings from Convite over this. Lot DC010.



18 reviews
Rated 3 out of 5 stars4 years ago

Batch DC006 … Dry wood roast on the nose. Clean and smooth on the palate. This is Convite’s bar-friendly cocktail Espadín, watered down to proof (40 AbV). $40usd

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