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Farolito Papalometl

Farolito Papalometl comes from the prestigious collection of Ulises Torrentera, owner and operator of In Situ Mezcaleria in Oaxaca City.

Rating: (7 reviews)
Brand:Farolito Mezcal
NOM:NOM-O366X
Agave:Potatorum
Grind:Hand
Distillation:Clay Pot
Style:Joven
State:Oaxaca
Town:Santa Maria Ixcatlan
ABV: 45.26%
Website: https://www.insitumezcaleria.com/, opens in new window
About this mezcal

Farolito Papalometl is made with agave Papalometl (potatorum) in Santa Maria Ixcatlan, Oaxaca. Once cooked and crushed, the agave are fermented in “bovine leather,” which are large cow hides that can be used and reused for years on end. Once feremented, it’s double-distilled in small clay pots.

Farolito Mezcal

Farolito Mezcal is the exported brand from the renowned In Situ Mezcaleria in Oaxaca City. All of the mezcal in the mezcaleria, as well as the mezcal bottled under the Farolito brand, are curated by mezcal legend Ulises Torrentera. Ulises has spent the last couple decades touring palenques of the different regions of Oaxaca and beyond. He is also the author of Mezcalaria and other emblematic books about Mezcal.

7 reviews

3.93 out of 5


Rakhal

Rakhal

311 reviews
Rated 4 out of 5 stars8 months ago

Nutmeg! Lots of nutmeg and canned peaches, pineapple, cinnamon, sandalwood, leather bound books and juicy fruit gum.

ElAgave

ElAgave

34 reviews
Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars8 months ago

Nose: buttery, herbal, vegetal
Palate: vegetal, pepper, herbal, peppercorn, hint of sweet
Finish: oily, savory

TheAgaveFairy

TheAgaveFairy

153 reviews
Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars10 months ago

Soft, cheesy, herbal, with some warm savory notes. This is producer ferments in hide, which is suggested on the nose though possibly placebo. The brightness of habanero pops through the agave sweetness, with quince and some citrus notes like lemon oils, piloncillo.

Soft entry that swells into an herbal take on the agave, with fruits that hit nicely before tailing into a spicer, funkier finish. The development is very complex, outstanding really, and the finish of medium length.

Not a bad batch by any means, leaning a little more earthy than the 5S Papalometl (PM-03) tasted next to it.

Soft, cheesy, herbal, with some warm savory notes. This is producer ferments in hide, which is suggested on the nose though possibly placebo. The brightness of habanero pops through the agave sweetness, with quince and some citrus notes like lemon oils, piloncillo.
Soft entry that swells into an herbal take on the agave, with fruits that hit nicely before tailing into a spicer, funkier finish. The development is very complex, outstanding really, and the finish of medium length.
Not a bad batch b

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Tyler

Tyler

470 reviews
Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars2 years ago

The aromas are a bit more wild than the flavors. Warm campfire. Lemon taffy. Peach juice. Had this next to the 5 Sentidos Papalometl (Batch 03), which is less expensive, and preferred that a bit more. Still a delicious mezcal. This was batch 22082016.

Jonny

Jonny

506 reviews
Rated 4 out of 5 stars2 years ago

516 bottles. Batch 22082016. Leathery aromas! Palate is thick and syrupy in a really good way. Tastes of old dusty books, tanned and worn leather, and a bit of spearmint. Highly delicate.

Joseph

Joseph

22 reviews
Rated 4 out of 5 stars2 years ago

I had a small pour of this at a mezcal bar and really enjoyed it. Quite flavorful. A nice balance of flavors between the clay, leather, and sweet fruitiness of the Papalometl. Gentle yet complex.

GreenspointTexas

GreenspointTexas

266 reviews
Rated 4 out of 5 stars2 years ago

Spice… a lotta spice. Brown sugar, nutmeg, arbol chiles. Taste doesnt follow the smell. Still not sure about this one. 3.75/5

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