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IZO Joven

Mezcal IZO Joven is hand crafted with maguey Cenizo down a rural road in Boca de Mezquital, Durango, Mexico.

Rating: (4 reviews)
Brand:IZO Mezcal
Mezcalero:Jose de Jesus Gonzalez
ABV: 47%
Website: http://www.izomezcal.com/, opens in new window
About this mezcal

IZO Joven is made with maguey Cenizo (agave Durangesis) in Boca de Mezquital, Durango, Mexico. As of early 2019, they are a newer brand to the US market. Their Maestro is named Jose de Jesus Gonzalez, who produces at the IZO facility.

IZO Mezcal

IZO Mezcal is a company from San Diego, which bottles mezcal from Durango, MX. Both the mezcal and the packaging are a unique and modern take on this spirit. They custom designed the bottle, adding a smoke effect to represent the smoking process of the agave hearts. Their label is made just a few miles from their office, by Clove St. Press; each one is hand-pressed on a 19th century letterpress machine. Their cap is made of genuine onyx stone sourced from the mountains surrounding their distillery in Durango, Mexico.

4 reviews

0.63 out of 5



39 reviews
Rated 0.5 out of 5 stars6 months ago

Not sure what to make of this “mezcal” – just tastes like they had some issues with production and need to refine their product. Avoid tasting this at all costs until they remedy their production process. Some amazing Cenizos from Durango on the market so just look somewhere (anywhere) else. Undrinkable.



464 reviews
Rated 1 out of 5 stars10 months ago

On the nose, there is a food-like peppery aroma, but it is like almost like raw chicken. On the palate, there are some wild food notes as well: uncooked chicken, peppercorn, and ripe asparagus. Something about it doesn’t sit well unfortunately. It is 47% ABV which can be a good indicator of authentic mezcal but something about it doesn’t make me want to sip anymore. Lote: 001-18.



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Rated 0.5 out of 5 stars1 year ago

Lots 001-18. Smells like seafood (shrimp, cod, and crawfish) and curry….. Pungent! Also aromas of dead goat and spoiled milk….. Taste like vomit….. Vomited hot milk. On a high note… Love the cap on the bottle! It’s made out of stone! Very cool. The mezcal: undrinkable. Couldn’t finish a half ounce pour.



125 reviews
Rated 0.5 out of 5 stars2 years ago

Without a doubt the worst mezcal I’ve ever had but you decide for yourself.

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