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Jaral de Berrio

Jaral de Berrio is a joven mezcal produced in the state of Guanajuato using agave Salmiana.

Rating: (2 reviews)
Brand:Jaral de Berrio Mezcal
NOM:NOM-G33T
Agave:Salmiana
Grind:Tahona
Distillation:Copper
Style:Joven
State:Guanajuato
ABV: 36%-40%
Website: https://jaraldeberrio.com/, opens in new window
About this mezcal

Jaral de Berrio is a joven mezcal produced in the state of Guanajuato using agave Salmiana. This mezcal is produced in the town of San Felipe Torres Mochas at an elevation of 2,048 meters (6,824 feet). The agaves are steamed in stone ovens and distilled twice in copper pots. This mezcal is a middle road between the spice earthiness of Oaxacan mezcal and the cleaner fruitier flavors common in Tequila.

Jaral de Berrio Mezcal

The Hacienda del Jaral de Berrio is located in the historic borough of San Felipe Torres Mochas, Guanajuato. Its origins date back to the late 16th century and the production of mezcal since 1764, when it was then known as aguardiente criollo del Jaral, according to bibliographic data and historical stock inventories.

As part of the production process, the Mezcales de la Hacienda Jaral de Berrio are steamed, not smoked, which means that the heart of the agaves are softened with vapor before the grinding process. Smoke is not used in order to avoid flavor contamination and allowing the agave Salmiana notes to be fully present.

2 reviews

1.5 out of 5


Jonathan Lockwood

Jonathan Lockwood

6 reviews
Rated 1 out of 5 stars5 months ago

7 years ago when I first moved to Mexico I was introduced to amazing artesanal mezcal at a local festival in San Miguel de Allende. Not having been much of a liquor drinker, I was blown away and loved it instantly. Then I noticed another booth at the same festival. “More mezcal; great!” I thought. The first taste produced a shiver: It was repulsive. I almost threw it out, but no. I had to make sure it was as bad as I thought, so I sipped again. Every bit as bad. I guess I’ve had it 3 or 4 more times since then–always thinking, “Maybe I just didn’t taste it right?” But again no. I hope you love this stuff, I hope they make millions of dollars… I don’t want to leave such a bad review, but sincerely… I can’t understand how anyone would actually enjoy it. I’ve had some very good Salmianas here and there; this one is not one of them.

7 years ago when I first moved to Mexico I was introduced to amazing artesanal mezcal at a local festival in San Miguel de Allende. Not having been much of a liquor drinker, I was blown away and loved it instantly. Then I noticed another booth at the same festival. “More mezcal; great!” I thought. The first taste produced a shiver: It was repulsive. I almost threw it out, but no. I had to make sure it was as bad as I thought, so I sipped again. Every bit as bad. I guess I’ve ha

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Wanderingspider

Wanderingspider

46 reviews
Rated 2 out of 5 stars3 years ago

If you’re really into mezcals, this will throw you off. It’s not smokey, and almost indistinguishable from a Blanco tequila. I was very disappointed the first time I purchased this as it was the only “mezcal” carried by my liqour store at the time. Taste wise it’s not terrible, but it ain’t satisfying if you’re looking for the smoke and depth of even a simple Espadin let alone when you get further down the rabbit hole.

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