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Hacienda de Bañuelos Tequilana

Hacienda de Bañuelos Tequilana is produced using Blue Weber agave in the state of Zacatecas.

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Brand:Hacienda de Bañuelos
NOM:NOM-Z73C
Mezcalero:Jaime Bañuelos
Maguey:Azul
Agave:Tequilana
Style:Joven
State:Zacatecas
ABV: 40.4%
Age of plant: Min. 7 years
Website: http://backroadsimporting.com/hacienda-de-banuelos, opens in new window

About this mezcal

Hacienda de Bañuelos Tequilana is produced using the Blue Weber plant (Agave tequilana) in the state of Zacatecas. Zacatecas is just north of Jalisco with a long history of agave distillation. This mezcal has some similar characteristics to tequila due to its use of Blue Weber agave and steam cooking but the wild fermentation and distinct minerality trait of Zacatecas sets it apart. The agaves are cooked for 24 hours in a stainless steel autoclave and crushed with a roller mill. Next, it is naturally fermented with wild yeasts and natural spring water; no additives or accelerators are used. It is double distilled in an alembic still.

Hacienda de Bañuelos

Hacienda de Bañuelos (also labelled Los Potrillos Mezcal) was founded in 1915 and is a fourth generation taberna (distillery). The Bañuelos family is leading the revival of mezcal production in the Mexican state of Zacatecas which is immediately to the north of Jalisco. Southern Zacatecas has a particular mineral driven terroir that shines in all of the Hacienda de Bañuelos expressions.

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2 reviews

3.25 out of 5

aarild

aarild

129 reviews
Rated 3 out of 5 stars10 months ago

Lot 7 from 2015, the label says “Los Potrillos” but is otherwise the same design and producer.
White pepper, pear, mild hint of ricotta cheese perhaps. There are also some herbs mid palate, perhaps marjoram. A bit short aftertaste and a bit muted.
On a side note, I recently tried Tapatio Blanco 110 — a wild fermented tequila, but where the agave is slow roasted instead of autoclave cooked like this one. I have to say the Tapatio had far more to offer, but they have quite similar flavours. So my overall impression is that this was a bit like a watered down version of the Tapatio. It is indeed a nice expression of azul, but would benefit from a higher proof probably.

Lot 7 from 2015, the label says “Los Potrillos” but is otherwise the same design and producer.
White pepper, pear, mild hint of ricotta cheese perhaps. There are also some herbs mid palate, perhaps marjoram. A bit short aftertaste and a bit muted.
On a side note, I recently tried Tapatio Blanco 110 — a wild fermented tequila, but where the agave is slow roasted instead of autoclave cooked like this one. I have to say the Tapatio had far more to offer, but they have quite similar flavours.

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Rakhal

Rakhal

382 reviews
Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars3 years ago

This one has a lot going on, funky, lactic, sweet, salty. I only had an ounce to taste so I’m sure if I had more I would taste even more flavors. Brown sugar, sour milk, cinnamon, milk chocolate, sea salt, wint o green lifesavers. A unique expression of Agave Azul.

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