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Koch Espadin Ancestral (Olla de Barro)

Koch en Olla de Barra is made with agave Espadin. It has sweet, fruity tones with a slight taste of coconut, followed by tones of herbs and spices.

Rating: (3 reviews)
Brand:Koch Mezcal
NOM:NOM-O171X
Mezcalero:Alberto Vasquez, Israel Palestino Vasquez
Maguey:Espadin
Agave:Angustifolia
Grind:Hand
Distillation:Clay Pot
Style:Joven
State:Oaxaca
Town:San Juan Bautista, Sola de Vega
ABV: 47%
Age of plant: 7 years
Website: https://mezcalkoch.com/, opens in new window
About this mezcal

Koch en Olla de Barra is made with agave Espadin. The difference between this mezcal and Koch’s other Espadin is the cooking and distillation method, where this mezcal is distilled in small clay pots. This mezcal is made by Alberto Vasquez in Sola de Vega. It has sweet, fruity tones with a slight taste of coconut, followed by tones of herbs and spices. Another edition bottled by Koch is produced by mezcal Israel Palestino in Jayacatlán, Oaxaca.

Koch Mezcal

Carlos Moreno's family has been linked to mezcal since the beginning of the 20th century. In 2009, Carlos resumed the family tradition and teamed up with 5th generation maestro mezcalero Pedro Hernandez to create Koch El Mezcal de Oaxaca, with the goal of preserving and promoting mezcal culture. After 10 years of business, they've now integrated more than 15 communities and 50 producing families into their collective. Each batch will vary, so check your bottle for details.

3 reviews

4 out of 5


Tyler

Tyler

463 reviews
Rated 3 out of 5 stars5 months ago

Lots of clay. Reminds me of peach cobbler too. I’d like to try the Alberto Vasquez version. This was just okay. Fermented in clay pots according to the label. Mezcalero Israel Palestino Cruz. Lot 02/19. 47%.

GreenspointTexas

GreenspointTexas

243 reviews
Rated 4 out of 5 stars2 years ago

For an espadin, this is fantastic. Smooth, earthy, ever so light bite. Almost creamy. Solid price ($80), wish this was readily available in Texas.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars2 years ago

This is a Gem.
I’ve visited the palenque of Don Alberto in early january 2018, his work is simply astonishing. The molienda by hand and the banana leaves he puts over his fermentation casks bring a truly special feeling to his art. Not to mention the Olla de Barros which he has always been working with.
They bring this clay like feeling on the palate that I’ve never ever tasted so vividly in another Mezcal. The sharpness and freshness of the Espadin is ever present and the length to it make it a very nice tasting Mezcal. Small batch and pure love into the production couldn’t give anything other than excellence.
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This is a Gem.
I’ve visited the palenque of Don Alberto in early january 2018, his work is simply astonishing. The molienda by hand and the banana leaves he puts over his fermentation casks bring a truly special feeling to his art. Not to mention the Olla de Barros which he has always been working with.
They bring this clay like feeling on the palate that I’ve never ever tasted so vividly in another Mezcal. The sharpness and freshness of the Espadin is ever present and the length to

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