El Tinieblo Reposado is a three-agave ensamble produced in the state of Tamaulipas and aged in former bourbon barrels.
El Tinieblo Reposado
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|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 Reposado 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 reposado is aged from 6 to 9 months 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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A quick tasting at a liquor store along with the anejo.
Medium amber in color. Insufficient alcohol heat.
Flavor and aroma are clouded by the oak influence. Very nondescript, very little agave presence, no complexity. Reminds me to never buy aged mezcal expressions at 40% ABV.