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Kimo Sabe Reposado Rubedo

Kimo Sabe Reposado Rubedo is an industrially-produced reposado mezcal. It has faint notes of coconut and vanilla.

Rating: (3 reviews)
Brand:Kimo Sabe Mezcal
Distillation:Copper, Steel
Style:Blend, Reposado
State:Oaxaca, Zacatecas
ABV: 42.7%
Release year: 2015
Website: http://www.kimosabemezcal.com/, opens in new window

About this mezcal

Kimo Sabe Reposado Rubedo has pretty thick marketing, making it difficult to get actual details about this mezcal. For example, they state they have a “new proprietary handcrafted flavor system.” This mezcal is very light with slight notes of caramel and vanilla.

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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Kimo Sabe Mezcal with Phil Hellmuth and Jim Walsh

Member rating

0.83 out of 5

3 reviews



1 review
Rated 1 out of 5 stars2 years ago

Abysmal drink, abysmal customer service



1 review
Rated 0.5 out of 5 stars4 years ago

THIS IS TEQUILA. plus, it’s watered down, I swear…. It’s like half the proof. Don’t buy Kimo sabe.



648 reviews
Rated 1 out of 5 stars7 years ago

Gross. Tried this mezcal in a cocktail first and then sipped it neat at Mohawk in Austin. Tasted like cheap tequila.. the expected baseline mezcal flavor of cooked agave is not present. I wasn’t expecting much given the low price, but even as a mixer the flavors were not enjoyable. I did not know about the industrial background of this mezcal prior to tasting it, but in hindsight that makes sense given the lack of flavor.

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