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Fidencio Tobala

Fidencio Tobala is made with 100% wild agave Tobala, giving this Mezcal a variety and fruit and acidic flavors that present differently with every sip

Rating: (4 reviews)
Brand:Fidencio Mezcal
NOM:NOM-O15X
Mezcalero:Enrique Jiménez
Agave:Espadin
Distillation:Copper
Style:Joven
State:Oaxaca
Town:Santiago Matatlan
ABV: 45%
Age of plant: 12 years
Website: www.fidenciomezcal.com
About this mezcal

Fidencio Tobala is made with 100% wild agave Tobala. It takes 12-15 years to mature and it’s pit roasted over black oak for five days before being double distilled in copper. This Mezcal has a variety and fruit and acidic flavors that present differently with every sip.

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.

4 reviews

3.8 of out 5 stars


Tequesta on Jan 25, 2019

12 reviews

  • Overall:

Lot tob15 btl 300/907 nice spicy nose…nutmeg and toasted coconut. creamy mouthfeel with a subtle smoke taste. sweet aftertaste that showcases the age of the tabala. very satisfying, a nicely crafted mezcal. ***weird observation…when looking through the bottle gauge the color, i see small blueish flakes that are floating in my bottle. anyone else observe this??

PDutton on Sep 16, 2018

32 reviews

  • Overall:

Lot TOB15. Black bottle that states “silvestre”. 47%.

Strawberry shortcake, very complex lemon notes, flowers, more red fruits. Nose contains smoke and cayenne and red pepper spice, though on the pallete the spice doesn’t carry – just a nice tobala sweetness, finishing with touches of ash and flowers.

Jonny on Dec 22, 2017

283 reviews

  • Overall:

Lot 713. Bottle 168/450. I was super excited to taste this as I’d never seen it in person before. Unfortunately I was sorely disappointed. It has some light, sweet aromas of caramel and banana, but I found it a little light and watery. Light notes of plantains, lime, and grape, but nothing really jumping out to me. At the price, there are way more pleasurable Tobala out there.

ReVeal on May 3, 2017

  • Overall:

I’m ordinarily a whisky drinker, by which I mean the true whisky of Scotland. I have come to like rye whisky, but I still think of bourbon as a sweet drink for golfers, frat boys and others that don’t really understand the charms of true whisky and have more dollars than sense (or none of either).

But about 9 months ago I asked a friend if she had a whisky in the house, prepared to drink a bourbon or even a canadian if it came to it. I was offered a mezcal and could not believe how distinctive, complicated and just plain enjoyable it was.

It launched a mission to test the mezcals, the result of which was to lead me to Fidencio Tobala. I have learned that there are many extraordinary mezcals, but the Fidencio remains one of my favorites. It has the warmth of a good scotch, but a reminder that is is almost a tequila, as one would expect from a cactus drink. A caramel smoothness and density, but always a true drink. A cinnamon hint, I think, a hint of plain old dirt (like a good scotch), and a bit of the “what is that interesting bit?”
And overall just the essence of life.

It is not inexpensive, but it is extraordinary. For a cheaper version, Fidencio Classico is also one of the best mezcals I have had. I might not be a mezcal expert yet, but coming from a true whisky focus and overall being a discerning or at least biased and opinionated drinker, I am pleased to say I have shared a few moments with the Fidencio.

I’m ordinarily a whisky drinker, by which I mean the true whisky of Scotland. I have come to like rye whisky, but I still think of bourbon as a sweet drink for golfers, frat boys and others that don’t really understand the charms of true whisky and have more dollars than sense (or none of either).
But about 9 months ago I asked a friend if she had a whisky in the house, prepared to drink a bourbon or even a canadian if it came to it. I was offered a mezcal and could not believe how

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