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Lalocura Puntas de Espadin

Lalocura Puntas de Espadin is made with maguey Espadin. This is the high ABV puntas, which is the first cut of the still.

About this mezcal

Lalocura Puntas de Espadin is made by Eduardo “Lalo” Angeles in Santa Catarina Minas. Known widely for his expertise in clay-pot distillation, Lala cuts no corners when making his mezcal. The agave are cooked in an underground stone horno with Encino wood, mashed by hand using mallets, fermented with natural open-air yeasts for 12 days, and then double distilled in a small clay pot still.

The first US release of this mezcal came out in Agave Mixtape volume 10.

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Lalocura Mezcal

Before starting Lalocura in 2014, Eduardo “Lalo” Ángeles spent years working as the fourth generation master mezcalero of his family’s brand Real Minero, where he combined a lifetime of working under his father, the late, great Don Lorenzo with a collegiate degree in agricultural engineering. Many Real Minero bottles from several years ago actually have Eduardo listed alongside his father as the master distiller. Lalocura’s clay pot distilled mezcals have built a steady cult following over the last few years. People from around the world show up at the palenque in Santa Catarina Minas each day hoping to spend time listening to Lalo tell stories while they taste the 20+ expressions he has resting in glass at any given time. If you like clay pot distilled mezcal and you like Real Minero, it’s highly recommended that you find some Lalocura.

Read about our visit to Lalocura in the blog post A Tour with Oaxacking: Mezcal Lalocura

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Ben P

Ben P

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Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars3 weeks ago

Nose: creamy mango, coconut, strawberry, slight herbal like lavender

Palate & Finish: More herbal and than the nose lets on. Needed to let it sit for a minute but I got the creamy coconut, then spa herbs like sage, lemongrass, light pear, some honeydew. Finish you get hit with the clay, it’s wet and cherry like, mud, but trails off into some nice medicinal mint and cough syrup

Solid as Lalo always is. The clay adds some soft mouthfeel and it’s a really nice balance of herbal and fruit which I get on some Espadins.

Nose: creamy mango, coconut, strawberry, slight herbal like lavender
Palate & Finish: More herbal and than the nose lets on. Needed to let it sit for a minute but I got the creamy coconut, then spa herbs like sage, lemongrass, light pear, some honeydew. Finish you get hit with the clay, it’s wet and cherry like, mud, but trails off into some nice medicinal mint and cough syrup
Solid as Lalo always is. The clay adds some soft mouthfeel and it’s a really nice balance of herbal and fruit

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