El Tinieblo Añejo is aged for up to 2 years in American White Oak wooden barrels previously used for bourbon.
El Tinieblo Añejo
|Rating:||(3 reviews) - Write a review|
|Brand:||El Tinieblo Mezcal|
|Mezcalero:||Baltazar Cruz Gomez|
|Agave:||Americana, Angustifolia, Salmiana|
|Website:||https://www.eltinieblo.com/, opens in new window|
About this mezcal
El Tinieblo Añejo is produced using traditional methods by mezcalero Don Baltazar Cruz in the state of Tamaulipas. The agaves are cooked in an earthen pit, crushed with a tahona, and the fermented in open air wooden vats. Next, the spirit is doubled-distilled in copper stills and adjusted to a final ABV of 40%. This añejo is aged for up to 2 years in American White Oak wooden barrels previously used for bourbon.
El Tinieblo Mezcal
El Tinieblo is a sustainability-first artisanal mezcal brand and a unique brand in that they are completely self-reliant. Rancho El Tinieblo is a 9,000 acre farm in the state of Tamaulipas where El Tinieblo grows their agave with no pesticides or insecticides. For every agave harvested, El Tinieblo plants 25 new agaves. The mezcal is produced using traditional methods and then bottled in 100% recycled glass hand-blown bottles. The ranch has been producing spirits since 1865 and has, for the most part, remained unchanged. In 1998, it came under the ownership of Alfredo Perez Salinas and the spirits began being marketed under the new brand and the Tinieblo name. The one major change that occurred was the introduction of exotic African animals such as zebras, wildebeest, oryx, water buffalo and watusi, who now roam the ranch.
In 2019, the brand raised money via the StartEngine platform at a $7.5 million pre-money valuation.
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Quick liquor store tasting. Extremely dark amber in color. Minimal heat. Aged for 2 yrs and 40% ABV. Those two descriptors are usually never used when talking about good mezcal.
Aroma and flavor are dominated by coffee liquor as Gregg T&T noted. Nothing appealing here for what I look for in a mezcal. Maybe would work as an after dinner sip for those that like sweet coffee flavored drinks. Much better available
Gregg T&T100 reviews
Sweet coffee liqueur and some agave mid-palate with a sugary finish, Bottom of the cup cheap diner coffee and the agave has been smothered with a pillow. A desert drink.
This is an ultra premium mezcal witj a truly great taste and nose. Bottle is beautiful and the project behind Tinieblo is truly a role model in the mezcal industry.