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El Buho Especial Ensamble

El Buho Especial Ensamble is produced using wild agaves sourced in San Pablo Huixtepec, Oaxaca. This traditional ensamble is crafted from four different maguey species: Arroqueno, Coyote, Barril, and Cuishe.

Rating: (4 reviews)
Brand:El Buho Mezcal
NOM:NOM-O110X
Mezcalero:Octavio Jimenez Monterroza
Maguey:Arroqueno, Barril, Coyote, Cuishe
Agave:Americana, Karwinskii
Grind:Tahona
Distillation:Copper
Style:Ensamble
State:Oaxaca
Town:Santiago Matatlan
ABV: 50%
Batch size: 1,174 liters (Lot 01/ENS)
Release year: 2019
Website: https://elbuhomezcal.com/
About this mezcal

El Buho Especial Ensamble is produced by Octavio Jimenez Monterroza in Santiago Matatlan, Oaxaca using wild agaves sourced in San Pablo Huixtepec, Oaxaca. This ensamble is crafted from four different maguey species in equal parts: Arroqueno, Coyote, Barril, and Cuishe. This is a traditional ensamble meaning all of the different agaves are produced together in the same batch. The agaves are crushed by a horse-drawn tahona, cooked for 7 days in a stone oven, and fermented for 7 days in pine vats. After distillation, it was rested in plastic for 7 months. This mezcal has notes of banana on the nose. The fruit is balanced out by a viscous mouthfeel along with intense flavors of pineapple, roasted agave, and vanilla. It finishes with dark caramel and pepper salt.

El Buho Mezcal

El Buho Mezcal was founded by Jose Isaac "Pepe" Jimenez Mendez, who comes from a long line of mezcal producers, and TJ Steele, a Brooklyn-based chef. TJ and Pepe launched their mezcal brand with a mission to deliver a high-quality mezcal at an affordable price in an iconic bottle. El Buho Mezcal is a small batch mezcal that is made in the heart of Oaxaca.

4 reviews

3.88 out of 5


Pollykitty1

Pollykitty1

1 review
Rated 5 out of 5 stars6 months ago

This mescal blew my top off! What Intensity, what fragrance, what flavor! Holy cow I could drink the whole bottle right now!! Fruity, salted Carmel, pineapple and cherries, cacao all mixed with hamburgers and extra sour pickles. Liquid smoke, horseradish, bacon bits and snickers candy bar all rolled up together.

Nils Barth

Nils Barth

6 reviews
Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars6 months ago

Clear. Banana, agave, pineapple. Spice, coffee, vanilla. Burn.
Aromatic nose but harsh feel.
Alcohol 50%
7 months stainless steel
Lot 01/ENS (2018)
Batch 1,174 L

Tyler

Tyler

416 reviews
Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars1 year ago

Fruit and dark sugar. Roasted coffee and chocolate frosting. Interesting ensamble from El Buho. I cannot pick out the individual agaves but I get a strong Americana vibe and the Karwinskii takes a backseat. At 50% ABV it is well-balanced and has a long finish.

Jonny

Jonny

443 reviews
Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars2 years ago

Strong and rich on the nose. Smells great. Aromas of vanilla, peppers, and tomatillos. Palate is a bit sharp but full of flavor. Notes of sweet potato, potato chips, and sour cream with a splash of crumbled bacon on top. This is a little hot. Might need to sit on the shelf for awhile.

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