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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: (3 reviews)
Brand:El Buho Mezcal
Mezcalero:Octavio Jimenez Monterroza
Town:Santiago Matatlan
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, 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.

3 reviews

3.5 of out 5 stars

8 months 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.



101 reviews
2 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.



360 reviews
3 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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