Kimo Sabe Anejo is aged for 18 months in American Oak casks, it has notes of spicy vanilla, tropical banana, and licorice with a butter crème finish.
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About this mezcal
Kimo Sabe Anejo is aged for 18 months in American Oak casks, which were previously seasoned while aging Kimo Sabe Reposado. Kimo Sabe uses both steamed and fire pit roasted agave. It is difficult to know which agaves are used in Kimo Sabe as the brand uses multiple types of agave in its blend. The anejo has notes of spicy vanilla, tropical banana, and licorice with a butter crème finish.
Kimo Sabe Mezcal
Kimo Sabe Mezcal is the creation of father-daughter team Jim and Ashley Walsh. Before starting Kimo Sabe, the pair worked in agriculture and founded a chocolate company. Their company, Hawaiian Vintage Chocolate, was investigated by the State of Hawaii Department of Agriculture for falsely claiming that it used chocolate made from Hawaiian cacao. Jim Walsh, the co-founder of Kimo Sabe, has been sued by high-profile individuals and companies such as new age health guru Deepak Chopra and Hershey’s.
When starting their mezcal brand, the duo set out to create “the sweetest, most flavorful mezcal”. Before moving production to the state of Zacatecas, early releases were bottled by Oaxaca’s Mezcal Benevá (NOM-O06X). Their mezcal is made using non-traditional methods, which the brand embraces. Kimo Sabe mezcal is triple-distilled, with the first two distillations being done in industrial stainless steel and the third distillation in a copper still. The company utilizes their proprietary sound wave technology to homogenize the molecules in the spirit. In 2017, Kimo Sabe was the official and exclusive mezcal of the long-running SXSW Music and Interactive Festival in Austin, Texas.
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Tried a free sample of this at a liquor store. A 750ml bottle wholesales for about $40 and retails for $60. You might as well get an añejo tequila or an aged rum for that matter because there is ZERO mezcal character here. It’s not as gross as the other Kimo Sabe “mezcals” because the barrel flavors dominate. It is just vanilla, wood, and honey. In a blind tasting I’d doubt someone would guess it was made from agave. Steer clear of this brand.