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Erstwhile Tepeztate-Tobalá

Erstwhile Tepeztate-Tobalá Ensamble Mezcal in Santiago Matatlán, Oaxaca. This 50/50 ensamble is Tepeztate forward with notes of pear, peppercorn and minerals balanced by soft caramel notes of the Tobalá.

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Brand:Erstwhile Mezcal
Mezcalero:Juan Hernández Méndez
Agave:Tepeztate, Tobala
Grind:Tahona
Distillation:Copper
Style:Ensamble
State:Oaxaca
Town:Santiago Matatlan
ABV: 44%
Batch size: 585 liters (December 2017)
Release year: 2018
Website: https://www.erstwhilemezcal.com/
About this mezcal

Erstwhile Tepeztate-Tobalá Ensamble Mezcal is produced by Juan Hernández Méndez in Santiago Matatlán, Oaxaca using 50% agave Tepeztate (var. Marmorata) and 50% agave Tobalá (var. Potatorum). This mezcal was naturally fermented in open-air wooden vats and distilled in copper alembic pots. This ensamble is Tepeztate forward with notes of pear, peppercorn and minerals balanced by soft caramel notes of the Tobalá.

Erstwhile Mezcal

Erstwhile Mezcal is a Brooklyn-based mezcal brand specializing in small-batch artisanal and ancestral mezcal. It was founded in 2017 by Yuan Ji (lawyer-turned-empresaria) and Kevin J. Brown (antiquarian map expert and Owner of Geographicus Rare Antique Maps). Their mission is to discover, curate, and connect both connoisseurs and novices with small-batch mezcal of the highest caliber. The team behind Erstwhile Mezcal is committed to mezcal education, transparency, sustainability and fair trade. Erstwhile Mezcal is a woman-owned business that supports fellow women in mezcal production. The first batches of Erstwhile Mezcal arrived in New York and California in the fall of 2018.

1 review

5 of out 5 stars


janinehunt on Jan 20, 2019

2 reviews

  • Overall:

I love the style and artistry of the bottles and logo! This mezcal has a delicious aroma with a smooth, smoky flavor. Delightful!!!!

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