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Kimo Sabe Joven Albedo

Kimo Sabe Joven Albedo is triple-distilled in an industrial setting. It’s flavor and tasting notes are muddled and soft.

Rating: (2 reviews)
Brand:Kimo Sabe Mezcal
NOM:NOM-O286X
Distillation:Copper, Steel
Style:Joven
State:Oaxaca, Zacatecas
ABV: 43%
Release year: 2015
Website: http://www.kimosabemezcal.com/
About this mezcal

Kimo Sabe Joven Albedo has pretty thick marketing, making it difficult to get actual details about this mezcal. For example, they state that this is “8 years of packed solar energy,” which might mean that their undisclosed type of agave grew for 8 years before reaching maturity. This mezcal is very light with slight lemon and citrus notes that mix with slight hints of pepper.

Kimo Sabe Mezcal

Kimo Sabe Mezcal is the creation of father-daughter team Jim and Ashley Walsh. The agri-business veterans began their work in the 90s by starting the first chocolate plantation in Hawaii. When starting their mezcal brand, the duo set out to create "the sweetest, most flavorful mezcal". 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. Kimo Sabe claims to be the fastest growing mezcal brand in the United States. In 2017, Kimo Sabe became the official and exclusive mezcal of the long-running SXSW Music and Interactive Festival.

 

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Kimo Sabe Mezcal with Phil Hellmuth and Jim Walsh

2 reviews

1 of out 5 stars


Tyler on Mar 14, 2018

  • Overall:

Got a free pour at SXSW. Smells like Bacardi white rum. Very watery. Tastes more like rum or tequila than mezcal. Very sweet, zero “mezcal” character. Nuetral taste or rather.. neutered taste. Not sure why they call this mezcal. I’d give this a 2 or 3 star as another spirit but considering it is labeled a mezcal – this is a 1 star.

Jonny on May 21, 2017

  • Overall:

I tried this at SXSW 2017. Kimo Sabe was everywhere at the event and they were throwing their mezcal at anyone who was willing to give it a try. Given how much money the company is putting into marketing, I expected a much better product. I’m not sure how much they’re paying to be the “Official Mezcal of SXSW,” but it’s clear that they’re spending far more on marketing than they are on the quality of their spirits. This tasted like really, really bad industrial tequila. I’ve been drinking mezcal since 2011, and there have only been 2 or 3 straight mezcal pours that I have ever been unable to finish because or pour quality. This was one of them! I realize that this mezcal is meant to be used as a mixer in cocktails, but it should at least be palatable neat, and unfortunately this one was not at all. Even at the low price point, this is not a good option.

I tried this at SXSW 2017. Kimo Sabe was everywhere at the event and they were throwing their mezcal at anyone who was willing to give it a try. Given how much money the company is putting into marketing, I expected a much better product. I’m not sure how much they’re paying to be the “Official Mezcal of SXSW,” but it’s clear that they’re spending far more on marketing than they are on the quality of their spirits. This tasted like really, really bad industria

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