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El Yope Barril

El Yope Barril is made with maguey Barril in San Baltazar Chichicapam, Oaxaca by Mezcalero Don Ismael Rosales.

About this mezcal

El Yope Barril is made with maguey Barril (agave Karwinskii) in San Baltazar Chichicapam, Oaxaca. Mezcalero Don Ismael Rosales cooks his agave in an underground pit oven, crushes his agave with a tahona, ferments in wooden tubs, and double distills in a copper still.

El Yope Mezcal

El Yope holds both Kosher and Organic Certifications for small batch mezcal that include agave Espadin, Tobala, Madrecuixe, Tepextate, Mexicano, Arroqueno, and Cuishe. Their tradition dates back four generations with the production of mezcal that was originally sold locally or consumed by family and friends. Originally all of the agave used in their mezcal grew wild, but eventually demand increased as they began to sell in the markets of San Bartolomé Zogocho and Tlacolula de Matamoros. Their mezcal remains faithful to these generations of tradition, preserving the form of craft production, honoring their family tradition, and showing respect towards mezcal and love for their culture and roots. The family’s current palenque expansion is largely funded by one of the sons who owns an IT recruiting firm in Mexico City.

Member rating

3.38 out of 5

4 reviews



229 reviews
Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars4 years ago

Definitely a fan of this. Has a nice nose. Taste like mint chocolate chip ice cream and papaya. The El Yope line is not bad!



643 reviews
Rated 3 out of 5 stars4 years ago

Wooden cigar box, dried fruit roll ups, and sour apples. This is a decent expression of Barril. It is a bit dry and tart but has some nice karwinskii notes. Definitely a little punchy at 46%. Lot IN41BF.



3 reviews
Rated 3 out of 5 stars5 years ago

Aroma: burn sugar, mesquite smoke,

Palate: Texas bbq meets cigar bar. Not complex. subtle flavors of greens.

Value: reasonable



708 reviews
Rated 4 out of 5 stars5 years ago

Lot IN41BF. Smells really good. Aromas of sugar cane, tobacco, and red grapes. This is tasty! Palate has caramel, sponge, melon, and kiwi. Short finish with a bit of burn but overall this is a great value.

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