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Fidencio Clasico

Fidencio Clasico has a delicate taste of wood smoke and green pepper scents. It has a flavor profile of tobacco, tar, and pine.

Rating: (7 reviews)
Brand:Fidencio Mezcal
NOM:NOM-O15X
Mezcalero:Enrique Jiménez
Maguey:Espadin
Agave:Angustifolia
Distillation:Copper
Style:Joven
State:Oaxaca
Town:Santiago Matatlan
ABV: 45%
Age of plant: 12 years
Website: www.fidenciomezcal.com
About this mezcal
Fidencio Clásico is distilled twice in a traditional, wood fired, simple Alembic still. This still is very similar to the stills used in Cognac. This Mezcal is made by mezcalero Enrique Jimenez in Santiago Matatlán, Oaxaca. This Mezcal has a delicate taste of wood smoke and green pepper scents. It has a flavor profile of tobacco, tar, and pine.
Fidencio Mezcal

Fidencio Mezcal has four generations of knowledge and they use their own estate grown agave. Fabrica de Amigo del Mezcal is the name of the distillery/palenque that produces Fidencio Mezcal. Fidencio Jiménez, the namesake for Fidencio Mezcal, started making mezcal over 100 years ago when he moved to Santiago Matatlán, Oaxaca. He began to live the life of a Mezcalero, learning from peers and by trial-and-error. He worked closely with his son Enrique to perfect their craft and to pass down their knowledge to the next generation. In those days, even the equipment was from the land: clay pots for fermentation, distillation & storage and river reeds for tubing.

For more information on the Jimenez family, read The Story of Isaac Jimenez by Alvin Starkman (owner of Mezcal Educational Excursions of Oaxaca). Fidencio is made by the same family that produces El Buho. Due to the artisanal nature of their mezcal, the ABV may vary slightly between batches.

7 reviews

3.21 out of 5


Joe

Joe

27 reviews
Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars3 weeks ago

Vegetal, cactus like nose. The agave flavor takes a prominent role where the toasted sweet taste you it normally get is supplanted by a little lightly sweet plant flavor. Not overly harsh, but tangy. Almost a bread like smooth flavor. A little smokiness, maybe a charcoal flavor. Great for the price.

Lisa

Lisa

2 reviews
Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars6 months ago

This is drinkable but not smooth. I thought the flavors clashed a little bit and made it intense in a way that I didn’t particularly love (though it grew on me over time). Union does the job I think this is trying to do.

El-Dawg

El-Dawg

48 reviews
Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars6 months ago

Sweet notes with a green ethanol on finish. Notes of burnt bananas. Overall good amount of smoke & round body. Great ‘bang for your buck’ sipping mezcal. Also have had great experience using this as a mixology ingredient.

CampStars

CampStars

11 reviews
Rated 5 out of 5 stars1 year ago

Great value, amazing taste. If you know, you know about this mezcal and the high quality it represents. They’ve been around a while – super old school – before mezcal became trendy. Small family farmers who are making super small batch mezcals in the traditional way. Slow and easy. I can’t get enough of this bottle.

SeattleMezcalLover

SeattleMezcalLover

9 reviews
Rated 2 out of 5 stars3 years ago

Probably deserves 3 stars but you can do better. Fine in a cocktail but not very enjoyable for sipping. Spend the extra $5 to get something in the $40 range instead.

Tyler

Tyler

404 reviews
Rated 3 out of 5 stars4 years ago

Decent sipping espadin from Fidencio. I’m yet to be completely blown away by Fidencio mezcal. Overall their mezcals are decent for the price. Friends I’ve talked to really like their Tepextate. This Clasico has notes of vanilla, lemon, and peat. While this is a decent mezcal for the price, I’d prefer a Nuestra Soledad or Alipus over this Fidencio for a sipper in a similar price range.

Jonny

Jonny

439 reviews
Rated 3 out of 5 stars4 years ago

Lot C416. For big-batch mezcal, this is very good. This particular batch had 9,000 bottles in it, which is a ton! But the flavor is still fully intact and the quality doesn’t seem jeopardized in any way. The nose has aromas of vanilla and caramel. The taste is smooth with a bit of heat and a thick mouthfeel. This mezcal is very sweet but not fruity. It has tasting notes of honey, brown sugar, and a bit of sweet bell pepper.

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