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El Silencio Joven (Ensamble)

El Silencio Joven is an Ensamble made with maguey Mexicano, Tobasiche, and Espadin. It's made by master Mezcalero Pedro Hernandez.

Rating: (4 reviews)
Cost:$$
Brand:El Silencio Mezcal
NOM:NOM-O171X
Mezcalero:Pedro Hernandez
Maguey:Espadin, Mexicano, Tobaziche
Agave:Angustifolia, Karwinskii, Rhodacantha
Distillation:Copper
Style:Ensamble
State:Oaxaca
Town:San Baltazar Guélavila
ABV: 46%
Age of plant: 8-12 years
Website: https://www.silencio.com/, opens in new window
Ownership:Constellation Brands

About this mezcal

El Silencio Joven is a blend made with maguey Mexicano, Tobasiche, and Espadin. El Silencio is yet another brand with mezcal engineered by master Mezcalero Pedro Hernandez. He makes some other fantastic mezcal for other brands as well. The maguey Mexicano, Tobasiche, and Espadin are all cooked, fermented, and distilled separately. After distillation, they’re blended together to make the final product. The Mexicano and Tobasiche are both only distilled once, while the Espadin is double-distilled. El Silencio Joven has aromas of sundried vegetables, leather, dried fruit, and sweet smoke. It tastes of white pepper, jasmine, and fennel, and it has a slightly charred finish.

El Silencio Mezcal

El Silencio is a Los Angeles-based craft mezcal label whose product is produced in San Baltazar Guelavila, Oaxaca by Pedro Hernández, a ninth-generation Maestro Mezcalero. As an organic Mezcal, they use only the finest and carefully selected 10-12 year old Espadin agaves. Their products are handmade in small batches. Like other artisanal Mezcals, El Silencio’s production does not involve any additives or industrial processes.

In April 2019, Constellation Brands took a minority stake in El Silencio. Constellation Brands is one of the largest beer companies in the United States; the company also has a significant stake in Canopy Growth, a publicly traded cannabis company.

 

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Member rating

3.25 out of 5

4 reviews

tallchad

tallchad

108 reviews
Rated 2 out of 5 stars10 months ago

Tasted at Baja Betty’s (San Diego) Agave club for July. Strong smoke and spice in the aroma, with an undercurrent of lavender and berries.
The taste is better than the regular Espadin but rather light and watery. There is also some bitterness on the back end.
The finish focuses on the bitterness and even moves a bit toward the astringent.
I did not get the batch info. But the brand rep says this will be the last batch of this style.

Zack Klamn

Zack Klamn

542 reviews
Rated 4 out of 5 stars3 years ago

LOTE: 0119E
Nose: Dried apricot. Mossy. Sugary goodness.

Palate: Sweet cream. Red bell pepper. Flavors are great but a bit light with the 40% ABV. But super smooth. Virtually no heat in the finish but has a spec of white pepper. Aftertaste of sweet cornbread and light smoke.

Tyler

Tyler

643 reviews
Rated 3 out of 5 stars4 years ago

A decent agave forward Mezcal but the price point is a bit high. I’ve seen it in the bargain bin for $60 which still seems too high. This is an ensamble but it’s a one note experience and hard to identify as an ensamble. That said, the single note is a decent sugar agave punch with a lemony citrus finish. Tried at 89 Agave in Sedona, AZ and didn’t catch the batch info.

Jonny

Jonny

708 reviews
Rated 4 out of 5 stars6 years ago

I’m more of a fan of higher ABV mezcals for sipping neat, but this one is good regardless. The flavor notes are a bit muddled at 40% ABV, but I believe this is really engineered for cocktails, so the lower ABV makes sense in that context. This is a great choice for cocktails and offers a lot more texture and flavor than the El Silencio Joven. I’d highly recommend using this if you’re looking to make a traditional cocktail and want to add a bit of sweetness and smoke. This is a good choice.

I’m more of a fan of higher ABV mezcals for sipping neat, but this one is good regardless. The flavor notes are a bit muddled at 40% ABV, but I believe this is really engineered for cocktails, so the lower ABV makes sense in that context. This is a great choice for cocktails and offers a lot more texture and flavor than the El Silencio Joven. I’d highly recommend using this if you’re looking to make a traditional cocktail and want to add a bit of sweetness and smoke. This is a

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