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El Buho Especial Tobala-Espadin

El Buho Tobala-Espadin is the first ensamble released by El Buho as part of their black-bottle series, which is limited in production size.

Rating: (2 reviews)
Brand:El Buho Mezcal
NOM:NOM-O110X
Mezcalero:Octavio Jiménez Monterroza
Maguey:Espadin, Tobala
Agave:Angustifolia, Potatorum
Distillation:Copper
Style:Ensamble
State:Oaxaca
Town:Santiago Matatlan
ABV: 47%
Batch size: 1,752 liters (Lot 01/TOB-ESP)
Release year: 2017
Website: https://elbuhomezcal.com/, opens in new window

About this mezcal

El Buho Tobala-Espadin is made by maestro mezcalero Octavio Jiménez Monterroza with agaves from Santa Maria Zoquitlan, Oaxaca. This mezcal is made with 85% wild maguey Tobala and 15% cultivated maguey Espadin. The agaves are tahona crushed, fermented for 9 days in pine vats, and then double distilled in a copper pot still. It was aged in stainless steel tanks for 6 months. This mezcal has notes of caramelized pineapple, sea salt, and buttered popcorn.

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.

2 reviews

4 out of 5

razorbackmike

razorbackmike

137 reviews
Rated 4 out of 5 stars3 months ago

had to sample this more than once.like the other el buho mezcals i have tried,the nose is faint but opens gently after a few minutes.first sip my impression was average mezcal.thin and somewhat watery. a few weeks later it changed for the better.caramel pie with slight salty crust.the tobola dominates but there are slight espadin notes on the finish.fresh and light body with burnt sugar notes.this is a perfect match for the hottest days of summer. sipping this while enjoying a sunset.highly enjoyable!

had to sample this more than once.like the other el buho mezcals i have tried,the nose is faint but opens gently after a few minutes.first sip my impression was average mezcal.thin and somewhat watery. a few weeks later it changed for the better.caramel pie with slight salty crust.the tobola dominates but there are slight espadin notes on the finish.fresh and light body with burnt sugar notes.this is a perfect match for the hottest days of summer. sipping this while enjoying a sunset.highly enjo

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Nils Barth

Nils Barth

6 reviews
Rated 4 out of 5 stars2 years ago

Clear. Butterscotch, vegetal. Dry, cream, mild salt. Light body, crisp, caramel finish.
Intriguing!
Alcohol 47%
6 months stainless steel
Batch 1,752 L
Lot 01/TOB-ESP (2017 April)

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