Enmascarado 54 is the higher-ABV release from Enmascarado, which also has an Espadin that is bottled at 45% ABV.
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About this mezcal
Enmascarado 54 is made with agave Espadin in Santiago Matatlan. Mezcalero Guillermo Abad cooks his agave in a traditional stone horno and double distills this mezcal in a copper still. Guillermo uses spring water to adjust this mezcal to 54% ABV. This is essentially the same mezcal as the Enmascarado 45, only it contains less water, and is therefore a more blunt, stronger expression.
Enmascarado Mezcal is a mezcal brand from Mezcales Milagrito, a restaurant and spirits group that’s based in Mexico City. Their goal is to preserve the Mexican traditions that include hundreds of years of distilling and bottling. Their focus on mezcal and culture began in 2005 and continues through their various upscale eateries and mezcal brands.
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Sharp. Clean. Agave vanilla. Not uniquely complex but contains the ABV well. Hay. Par-baked yellow squash. Extra points for not blowing away your palate with the ABV.
smell is very pleasant and resembles a tequila with agave as the dominant component, but with a hint of smokiness. taste is intense upfront, but has a nice aftertaste that is balanced between agave and more traditional mezcal flavors (peppery). overall, solid.
A more in-your-face version of Del Maguey Chichicapa
Better thank I expected. Solid
Nose: Huge! Roasted nuts, cocoa, earthy, smokey, gravel, new leather, burnt raisins, with water it smells starchy, sweet potatoes, and baked potatoes,
Palate: Smokey, black olives, tar, gherkin brine, capers, more leather, burnt toffee.
Comments: Powerful stuff, I’m really enjoying this!