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El Buho Mezcal

El Buho Mezcal has notes of caramel, vanilla, salt, citrus, and dark chocolate. It’s a good mixer and can be sipped neat.

Rating: (5 reviews)
Brand:El Buho Mezcal
NOM:NOM-O110X
Mezcalero:Octavio Jimenez Monterroza
Maguey:Espadin
Agave:Angustifolia
Distillation:Copper
Style:Joven
State:Oaxaca
Town:Santiago Matatlan
ABV: 43%
Website: https://www.elbuhomezcal.com
About this mezcal

El Buho Mezcal is made with agave Espadin in Santiago Matatlan, Oaxaca. Though El Buho is marketed as a great way to “spice up your cocktails,” it’s also a pretty good sipping mezcal. It’s versatile as a mixer or a sipper. When sipped neat, it has notes of caramel, vanilla, salt, citrus, and dark chocolate. This mezcal is a product of the Jimenez family, who have been making great mezcal for five generations. Like his brother, Enrique Jimenez, Octavio Jimenez Monterroza and his children produce some very impressive mezcal. Here’s more information about their family: The Story of Don Isaac Jimenez

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.

5 reviews

3.7 out of 5


Tyler

Tyler

404 reviews
Rated 4 out of 5 stars6 months ago

Big fan of this Espadin. Versatile in cocktails or sipped neat. It caught my attention more because it is the house mezcal of the excellent Espita Mezcaleria in DC. Notes of sweet agave lemon syrup and cinnamon. Slight pleasant tingle on the finish. Mezcal newbies usually love this. Lot 17/01B.

PaulPulse

PaulPulse

3 reviews
Rated 4 out of 5 stars7 months ago

This Mezcal is very versatile for mixing cocktails. I love how the petrol flavors comes through in cocktails like a Division Bell and Too Soon (mezcal sub.). the nose is quite petrol. Tasting notes include petrol, spice and pepper and slight vegetal. Overall I gave this mezcal a very high rating due to the versatility in mixing cocktails. I have had better sipping mezcals but this one is fairly nice as well. Very reasonable price point for this mezcal.

Firesidesipper

Firesidesipper

23 reviews
Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars1 year ago

While a little more proof muscle would help this mezcal, it is a great value. I’ve had several bottles and they have all been consistent. Great smoky nose with crisp citrus on the palate. I keep a bottle on hand, as it is a great introductory mezcal for those who have not tried one. Recommended as a sipper or a mixer.

razorbackmike

razorbackmike

113 reviews
Rated 3 out of 5 stars3 years ago

good mezcal and value.citrus and slight smoke.finish is sweet and smooth.has good flavor but is low proof.sometimes a low proof can make a mezcal seem watered down but this is not the case with this one.i rate it at 3 and a half stars.very easy to drink.

Jonny

Jonny

439 reviews
Rated 4 out of 5 stars3 years ago

I’ve had this numerous times and it’s never disappointed me. They have consistently good Espadin for both mixing and sipping straight. It has light smoke and a fruit-forward approach that makes this really nice for mezcal palomas. I like it straight as well because it’s full flavor and doesn’t give up through the taste. Overall this is a thumbs up!

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