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Gusto Historico Puntas de Tepextate, Tobala, y Espadin

Gusto Historico Puntas de Tepextate, Tobala, y Espadin is the first cut off the still. At 59.1% ABV, it’s certainly no slouch.

Rating: (5 reviews)
Category:Destilado de Agave
Cost:$$$
Brand:Gusto Histórico
Mezcalero:Virgilio Velasco Perez
Maguey:Espadin, Tepeztate, Tobala
Agave:Angustifolia, Marmorata, Potatorum
Grind:Tahona
Distillation:Copper
Style:Ensamble
State:Oaxaca
Town:San Luis del Rio
ABV: 59.1%
Batch size: Lot VV.05.21.PTTE: 400 liters
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About this destilado de agave

Gusto Historico Puntas de Tepextate, Tobala, y Espadin was produced by Virgilio Velasco in San Luis del Rio, Oaxaca. The agaves are crushed by tahona, fermented in cypress tanks, and double stilled in 350 liter copper pot stills.

Gusto Histórico

Gusto Histórico specializes in bringing unique destilados de agave y mezcales tradicionales to the market. The brand was started by one of the co-founders of famed Oaxacan mezcaleria Mezcaloteca, and the Gusto Histórico brand features many of the same producers, with a focus on preserving traditional production methods and practices.

5 reviews

3.1 out of 5

Jonny

Jonny

603 reviews
Rated 2 out of 5 stars2 months ago

Wood spice aromas of fennel and allspice. Additional aromas of new printer paper, kerosene, and burnt rubber. The palate isn’t really too hot per se, despite the ABV, but there is some bite. Notes of petrol, burning rubber, diesel, and gun powder. These not typically notes that I’m excited about.

justsomedude

justsomedude

28 reviews
Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars4 months ago

Nose: Pungent, powerful, piquant and perfumed. Pumice, plaster, paint thinner. Enough jokes, this stuff packs a punch and not in the bad, overt ethanol fumes way. Rather, it’s some sort of half medicinal, half construction site funk with underlying citrus oils and lemongrass.
Palate: Yowza, even for a puntas this stuff is potent. I get tons of citrus oil and lemongrass. Again very piquant and mouthwatering. Nicely weighted yet silky mouthfeel.
Finish: Very long. Starting with dusty museum vibes and leading into the freshest of citrus peels and just the faintest sweetness.
Overall: I can see this being divisive but for me it falls on the right side of funky pungency. One I reach for only when in the right mood, but I’m very glad to have a bottle.

Nose: Pungent, powerful, piquant and perfumed. Pumice, plaster, paint thinner. Enough jokes, this stuff packs a punch and not in the bad, overt ethanol fumes way. Rather, it’s some sort of half medicinal, half construction site funk with underlying citrus oils and lemongrass.
Palate: Yowza, even for a puntas this stuff is potent. I get tons of citrus oil and lemongrass. Again very piquant and mouthwatering. Nicely weighted yet silky mouthfeel.
Finish: Very long. Starting with dusty museum vibe

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COak

COak

195 reviews
Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars7 months ago

I usually really enjoy puntas but can’t get into this one. The chemically quality is too prominent for me, don’t get enough flavors I enjoy. I’ve met plenty of people who love it. Try it for yourself.

Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars8 months ago

Somehow this one snuck by me and I had no idea it was available in my area! Quickly remedied this issue, as I am a big fan of well made Puntas mezcal and this one did not disappoint at all. I’ve had lots of mezcal (hit and miss) from this area but nothing from this maestro that I can remember but will make sure to check out future releases.

The only issue I’ve found (this is very pretty – with notes of star fruit, yam and yellow daffodil) is that the ABV (59.10%) is masked somehow and it slides down like something way less boozy. Half the bottle already gone.

Amazing juice!

Somehow this one snuck by me and I had no idea it was available in my area! Quickly remedied this issue, as I am a big fan of well made Puntas mezcal and this one did not disappoint at all. I’ve had lots of mezcal (hit and miss) from this area but nothing from this maestro that I can remember but will make sure to check out future releases.
The only issue I’ve found (this is very pretty – with notes of star fruit, yam and yellow daffodil) is that the ABV (59.10%) is masked some

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Tyler

Tyler

583 reviews
Rated 2 out of 5 stars9 months ago

After sipping a small sample on multiple occasions I’ve been unable to enjoy this. On paper it sounds amazing.. puntas with Tepeztate, Tobala, and Espadin! I really wanted to get into this one. For me, there is a Windex note that is hard to overcome. It is also kind of a smoke bomb. The high ABV isn’t a problem here, it is the flavors. It is not very complex and has a short dry finish. Not all puntas are created equally and I cannot imagine having a full bottle of these puntas. This is the first release from Gusto Historico that I can’t really get behind – the other releases all range from good to incredible. Lot VC.05.21.PTTE

After sipping a small sample on multiple occasions I’ve been unable to enjoy this. On paper it sounds amazing.. puntas with Tepeztate, Tobala, and Espadin! I really wanted to get into this one. For me, there is a Windex note that is hard to overcome. It is also kind of a smoke bomb. The high ABV isn’t a problem here, it is the flavors. It is not very complex and has a short dry finish. Not all puntas are created equally and I cannot imagine having a full bottle of these puntas. This

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