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Espada Pequeña Espadin

Espada Pequeña Mezcal is a private label product for the Trader Joe’s grocery store chain. It is produced by Benevá Mezcal, an industrial brand based in Oaxaca, Mexico.

About this mezcal

Espada Pequeña Mezcal Artesanal is a private label product for the Trader Joe’s grocery store chain. It is produced by Benevá Mezcal, an industrial brand based in Oaxaca, Mexico. This mezcal is produced using Maguey Espadin. The cooked agave is milled using a stone tahona and mechanical shredder. It is distilled in copper.

Benevá Mezcal

Mezcal Benevá was founded in 2000. Their processing plant is located just 22 kilometers outside of Oaxaca City on the Oaxaca-Istmo highway. It is located in in the Central Valley of Oaxaca outside of Santiago Matatlan, an area considered to be the “World’s Mezcal Capital”. The brand produces 100% agave mezcal in its four variants: Joven, Reposado con Gusano, Añejo, and Extra Añejo.

 

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Member rating

1.9 out of 5

5 reviews

1Max

1Max

1 review
Rated 1 out of 5 stars11 months ago

Without using so many fancy descriptions we see here-it tastes fake – like a little smoke essence added. Unsalvageable. Hope this saved you a few cents

GMAD

GMAD

88 reviews
Rated 1 out of 5 stars1 year ago

Lote #0012023, 40%

Nose – Musty, soft, and very faint; a dusty old wooden room, and thick creamy butter, with a slight grapefruit-like sweetness.

Palate – Savory all the way through; charred bbq, baked beans, bacon, and some rubber.

Finish – Dry; like chewing on a rubber band.

Tries to introduce some sweetness, but fakes you out and stays savory and smoky all the way through. This tastes like a backyard bbq liquified. Even in a cocktail, the salinity of the flavor stands out too much and throws off the balance. It’s fine, but not enjoyable.

Lote #0012023, 40%
Nose – Musty, soft, and very faint; a dusty old wooden room, and thick creamy butter, with a slight grapefruit-like sweetness.
Palate – Savory all the way through; charred bbq, baked beans, bacon, and some rubber.
Finish – Dry; like chewing on a rubber band.
Tries to introduce some sweetness, but fakes you out and stays savory and smoky all the way through. This tastes like a backyard bbq liquified. Even in a cocktail, the salinity of the flavor stands out to

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Icypu

Icypu

9 reviews
Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars3 years ago

Inexpensive syrupy with a very sweet mouthfeel. Low alcohol burn, no subtle flavors, light smoke. Lot #0012020.

GhostCat92626

GhostCat92626

2 reviews
Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars3 years ago

No bad, really cheap but not bad for mixing in a margarita or something. Not a sipper.

SoloAgave

SoloAgave

86 reviews
Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars3 years ago

Cheapest bottle of mezcal I’ve ever bought in the US – all the trappings of cheap mezcal but certainly has its place if you’re looking for a cheap alternative to make cocktails with. Light, thin, and smokey but I can imagine it would go well in a Paloma.

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