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Fósforo Tobalá Penca

Fósforo Tobalá Penca is a unique release that it is aged for up to three months in small glass carboys alongside a cooked agave penca slice which imparts a complex and savory flavor.

Rating: (2 reviews)
Cost:$$$
Brand:Fósforo Mezcal
Mezcalero:Aarón Alva Sánchez
Maguey:Tobala
Agave:Potatorum
Distillation:Copper
Style:Abocado, Aged in Glass
State:Puebla
Town:San Nicolás Huajuapan
ABV: 43%
Age of plant: 8-15 years
Release year: 2022
Website: https://www.fosforomezcal.com/, opens in new window

About this mezcal

Fósforo Tobalá Penca is produced by mezcalero Aarón Alva Sánchez San Nicolás Huajuapan, Puebla using cultivated Maguey Tobalá which grows for 8-15 years. The harvested plants are cooked underground for 5-8 days, shredded, and then naturally fermented for 10-14 days in open-air wooden vats. The pulp and liquid are then double-distilled in copper pots. The Tobalá Penca release is unique in that it is aged for up to three months in small glass carboys alongside a cooked agave penca slice. This process imparts a complex and savory flavor. This release is bottled at 43% ABV.

Fósforo Mezcal

Fósforo Mezcal is another celebrity mezcal from Mad Money’s Jim Cramer. He spent nearly three decades savoring some of Scotland’s finest whiskies which led to a fascination with mezcal. Since the mid-2000s, Jim has tasted well over 200 different expressions from around Mexico and was always searching for the perfect mezcal. Lisa Detwiler, Jim’s wife, set out to find mezcal greatness and develop a brand that would echo Jim’s quest for perfection. In late 2018, after having visited a number of producers, Lisa and Jim met mezcalero Aarón Alva Sánchez and Mariana Hernández. After spending time in the community, seeing the agave fields and tasting the exceptional liquid, they knew that they had found something special.

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Member rating

4.75 out of 5

2 reviews

dontblake

dontblake

4 reviews
Rated 5 out of 5 stars2 weeks ago

Appearance
Color: Medium gold
Viscosity: Medium
Legs. Film on tasting glass turns into a curtain and finally legs after 15 or so seconds.

Aroma
Caramelly, cooked pineapple, herby, faint hints of phenols. Medium alcohol.

Flavor
Agave: cooked, caramelly, moderate sweetness
Alcohol: medium low, Smooth
Smoke: Light
Finish: Lingering sweet caramelized pineapple, herby, floral. Roasted bell pepper notes very late in the finish
Balance: On the sweet side with interesting agave character

Mouthfeel
Bod: Medium-full
Alcohol : Medium

Overall
An outstanding mezcal with interesting caramelly quality blending well with herby and floral and fruity agave notes. Despite color, there’s no oak, just wonderful agave notes

Lot: ALRI-03-21

Appearance
Color: Medium gold
Viscosity: Medium
Legs. Film on tasting glass turns into a curtain and finally legs after 15 or so seconds.
Aroma
Caramelly, cooked pineapple, herby, faint hints of phenols. Medium alcohol.
Flavor
Agave: cooked, caramelly, moderate sweetness
Alcohol: medium low, Smooth
Smoke: Light
Finish: Lingering sweet caramelized pineapple, herby, floral. Roasted bell pepper notes very late in the finish
Balance: On the sweet side with interesting agave character
Mouthfee

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Canal Ponds(Jeff)

Canal Ponds(Jeff)

5 reviews
Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars12 months ago

I don’t have the production date or details of the bottle, BUT the company is almost 1 year old at the time of this review.
Read the original Tobala review, same style cup. Nose brings forth a roasted nose, taking into consideration the color of the spirit and the nose, I immediately think this is barrel aged; it is not. Let’s taste this, same roasted notes, no oak. A creaminess without the funk, yes, I could drink this all day. This was initially the mezcalero’s private stash, he would toast the Penca(agave leaves) and line the inside of a glass vessel, add the distillate and let it do its magic. Magic indeed.

I don’t have the production date or details of the bottle, BUT the company is almost 1 year old at the time of this review.
Read the original Tobala review, same style cup. Nose brings forth a roasted nose, taking into consideration the color of the spirit and the nose, I immediately think this is barrel aged; it is not. Let’s taste this, same roasted notes, no oak. A creaminess without the funk, yes, I could drink this all day. This was initially the mezcalero’s private stash, he

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