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Erstwhile Tobalá

Erstwhile Tobalá Mezcal is produced in Santiago Matatlán, Oaxaca. This mezcal has aromas of banana, cooked agave and adobo. On that palate, there is a lingering round sweetness of caramel with a hint of spiciness and hot smoke.

Rating: (2 reviews)
Brand:Erstwhile Mezcal
NOM:NOM-O496X
Mezcalero:Juan Hernández Méndez
Agave:Tobala
Grind:Tahona
Distillation:Copper
Style:Joven
State:Oaxaca
Town:Santiago Matatlan
ABV:44%
Batch size:525 liters (December 2017)
Release year:2018
Website:https://www.erstwhilemezcal.com/
About this mezcal

Erstwhile Tobalá Mezcal is produced by Juan Hernández Méndez in Santiago Matatlán, Oaxaca using 100% agave Tobalá (var. Potatorum). This mezcal was naturally fermented in open-air wooden vats and distilled in copper alembic pots. This mezcal has aromas of banana, cooked agave and adobo. On that palate, there is a lingering round sweetness of caramel with a hint of spiciness and hot smoke.

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.

In the US, Erstwhile Mezcal can be purchased directly from their online store.

2 reviews

3.5 of out 5 stars


Tyler

Tyler

333 reviews
5 months ago

Enjoyable Tobala from an interesting brand. From Santiago Matatlan, this Tobala is a bit low on the ABV side of things but the flavor isn’t lacking. There are some nice notes of dried fruit rope, marmalade, and copper. It’s light without tasting watery.

seyla

seyla

1 review
11 months ago

A rich and aromatic Tobala more present in the front of the palate. One of the best I tried in the US. An interesting experience. Definitely worth trying!

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