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El Buho Especial Tepextate

El Buho Especial Tepeztate delivers an intense vegetal and earthen clay explosion of flavor with a long finish of agave, spice, and exotic green fruit.

Rating: (5 reviews)
Brand:El Buho Mezcal
NOM:NOM-O110X
Mezcalero:Octavio Jimenez Monterroza
Agave:Tepeztate
Distillation:Copper
Style:Joven
State:Oaxaca
Town:Santiago Matatlan
ABV: 48%
Release year: 2017
Website: https://www.elbuhomezcal.com
About this mezcal

El Buho is known for making a quality, affordable mezcal made with agave Espadin, but is now expanding into the wild agave territory with this limited edition agave Tepextate. Production of El Buho mezcals are overseen by the family matriarch Elsa Jaurez Mendez and her husband, Master Mezcalero Octavio Jiménez Monterroza. He has a preference for using wild and rare agaves like Tobala, Tepextate, Cuishe and Jabali.

El Buho Mezcal

El Buho Mezcal was founded by Jose Isaac "Pepe" Jimenez Mendez, relative of Master Mezcalero Octavio Jiménez Monterroza, 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. Their mezcal is produced by the same family that produces Fidencio.

5 reviews

4 of out 5 stars


razorbackmike on Jun 11, 2018

81 reviews

  • Overall:

strong green veggie notes.bell pepper,jalapeno and slight cucumber.mineral sweetness and savory midway and a lingering sweetness with smoke on the finish.seemless with a thin buttery mouthfeel.no bite or harshness.almost a 5 star.wonderful treat!

Tequesta on May 19, 2018

9 reviews

  • Overall:

I’ll wish we had half stars cause I’d add one as this is just that close to perfection. Lot 001/TPX Big beautiful herbal nose with with bell pepper/black pepper and fresh mown grass. crystal clear and smooth with a perfect aftertaste that sits on your palate like butter and just a tiny hint of mineral. You’d never guess that it was 48%
This is a perfect compliment to food..

Gfunk on Dec 7, 2017

13 reviews

  • Overall:

All about the green pepper. Nose and initial hit in the palate is Jalapeno forward. Finish is sweet and still peppery. All in a great way.

Tyler on Jul 15, 2017

192 reviews

  • Overall:

This is a really nice tepextate. It’s just shy of 5 stars for me. There are incredible green pepper notes on the nose. The plant is displayed beautifully in this mezcal. The spirit itself is incredibly thin, almost watery yet a bit dry which is interesting considering the mezcal is 48% ABV. I get delicious notes of mint, tobacco, green peppers, and tangerine. El Buho calls this a special release so try it while you can. Lot 1.

Jonny on Jul 12, 2017

223 reviews

  • Overall:

Lot 001/TPX. Smells awesome! Lots of aromas of fresh green peppers and asparagus. This is sugary and sweet with notes of cooked Agave and freshly ground pepper. The flavor is a bit thin, but delicious. It’s worth having one of these around the house.

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