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IBA 55

Mezcal IBA 40 is made with farm grown agave Espadin by mezcalero Faustino Ramos in the community of San Pablo Huixtepec, Oaxaca.

About this mezcal

Mezcal IBA 55 is certified Kosher by OneKosher. It’s made with agave Espadin and has puntas (the first stuff out of the still) added after distillation to meet 55% ABV. IBA 55 received the Double Gold Medal at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition in 2014. The main difference between the IBA 40 and the IBA 55 is the ABV, which of course will impact the flavor, scent, and overall feel of the mezcal.

IBA Mezcal

IBA means “heaven” in a Zapotec dialect. Mezcal IBÁ is manufactured in a community called San Pablo Huixtepec in the state of Oaxaca. Their mezcals are produced with agave that is cooked in stone ovens made of river rocks. Once fermented, it is double-distilled in a copper alembic still.

Member rating

3.25 out of 5

2 reviews



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Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars5 years ago

Not a palate burner but a very dry zesty finish. Surprised this is 55%. Maybe it will kick in later. There is a bit of Lemonhead candy on the front. Overall a bit bland and artificial. Tried at El Vez in Ft. Lauderdale and didn’t catch the batch number.



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Rated 4 out of 5 stars7 years ago

this one is a sleeper!it will sneak up and drop the hammer!the nose is barely detected.very faint wiff of agave.entry is soft but the flavor opens up.midway reveals chili powder,semi- sweet agave and hint of sweet tea.finish is quick,clean and hint of hot pepper.very savory.thats when the lava kicks in!this generates some internal heat and it doesnt take much(no wonder at 110 proof).great flavor but will stomp brain cells!

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