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Gracias a Dios Espadin

Gracias a Dios Espadin has hints of spice, controlled smoke and oak, minty and fruity. It’s balanced and fragrant, with nice earthy notes.

Rating: (3 reviews)
Brand:Gracias a Dios Mezcal
NOM:NOM-O223X
Mezcalero:Oscar Hernandez
Agave:Espadin
Distillation:Copper
Style:Joven
State:Oaxaca
Town:Santiago Matatlan
ABV:45%
Website:http://thankgad.com
About this mezcal

The Gracias a Dios Espadin uses 8-year old agave Espadín, two times distilled, and aged 4 months in American oak. It has flavors of wood and spicy oak, wild herbs, and citrus pith. Spice, controlled smoke and oak, minty and fruity; more spice and rising oak. Balanced and fragrant, with nice earthy notes, good palate development, a nice array of fruit and smoke, spice and controlled oak.

Gracias a Dios Mezcal

The team behind Gracias a Dios Mezcal opened a mezcalería in Querétaro, México in 2010. After two years of touring around Mexico in search of mezcal, they met mezcalero Oscar Hernández and were impressed by his mezcal. They decided to create a brand with Oscar and make him an equal partner. Oscar learned how to distill from his mother whose nickname is "La Jefa".

Aside from a few special releases, Gracias a Dios is made in Santiago Matatlan, Oaxaca. It is 100% artisanal, handmade with piñas from Espadín agave and other varieties, ground and fermented in their own palenque in Santiago Matatlán, and distilled in copper by maestro mezcalero Oscar Hernández Santiago. Their Karwinskii agaves are shredded mechanically, due to the toughness of their fibers, and then tahona-crushed afterwards. All other agave used at this palenque are crushed by horse-drawn tahona only.

3 reviews

3.7 of out 5 stars


Rorschach

Rorschach

17 reviews
6 months ago

For the value, 5 stars. The flavor is toned down, but kept in balance. The deciding factor on buying the bottle was the picture of the Mezcalero on the bottle and the ubiquitous Mexican saying as the brand name.
Lot 04E 18 – 987

Lot 01E 18 – 2681 is a much better lot because its smooth, good mouthfeel, balanced with more agave notes.
Lot 07E 18-1230 is very similar to 01E 18 with more smoke.
Lot 03E 19-2768 has a more watery/thinner, alcoholic bite flavor.

For the value, 5 stars. The flavor is toned down, but kept in balance. The deciding factor on buying the bottle was the picture of the Mezcalero on the bottle and the ubiquitous Mexican saying as the brand name.
Lot 04E 18 – 987
Lot 01E 18 – 2681 is a much better lot because its smooth, good mouthfeel, balanced with more agave notes.
Lot 07E 18-1230 is very similar to 01E 18 with more smoke.
Lot 03E 19-2768 has a more watery/thinner, alcoholic bite flavor.

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Rakhal

Rakhal

104 reviews
9 months ago

Lot 06E. First tried this Mezcal at Las Almas Rotas Mezcaleria in Dallas Texas, it’s their house Mezcal. To me it tastes like an apple toddy with flavors of rich nonalcoholic apple cider, clove, allspice, and cinnamon. It’s quite smoky. Probably a good cocktail Mezcal. For the price point it’s quite good.

Tyler

Tyler

333 reviews
2 years ago

Decent espadin considering the low price. It has upfront smoke with a bit of sour apple. With one of my bottles I can’t help but notice a metallic and burnt rubber aftertaste here. Don’t go out of your way to get it for sipping; that said I have another bottle that is very tasty (it has the updated label artwork). Maybe their batches are inconsistent? Hopefully they are just making better mezcal every year and the older bottle I have is a one-off dud.

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