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Lalocura Tobala

Lalocura Tobala is made by Eduardo “Lalo” Angeles, the son of the late Don Lorenzo of Real Minero. Lalo learned to make mezcal from his father.

Rating: (23 reviews)
Brand:Lalocura Mezcal
Mezcalero:Eduardo "Lalo" Angeles
Distillation:Clay Pot
Town:Santa Catarina Minas
ABV: 49%
Age of plant: 15 years
Website: https://www.mezcallalocura.com/, opens in new window

About this mezcal

Lalocura Tobala is made with maguey Tobala in Santa Catarina Minas, Oaxaca. Lalocura has been available in select areas of Oaxaca for a few years, but it finally became available internationally in July 2018. Eduardo “Lalo” Angeles cooks his maguey Tobala with Encino wood, mashes the cooked agave with mallets, ferments the agave in Mexican Cypress vats, and double distills the mezcal in small clay pots. His operation is small and there are only limited batches of his Tobala available.

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

Member rating

4.59 out of 5

23 reviews

Nic Hnastchenko

Nic Hnastchenko

108 reviews
Rated 5 out of 5 stars5 years ago

Another delicious mezcal from Lalo, fruity but not super sweet. Packs a little bit of a punch, which is never a bad thing.

Revisited. Lalo brings out the most random tasting notes for me. On this one, I got Nerd candy.



708 reviews
Rated 5 out of 5 stars6 years ago

Smells like green apples. Very fresh, lively, and bright. Slightly sour on the palate with a bit of clay. Hints of dry caramel, candied dates, and granny smith apples. I totally dig this.



229 reviews
Rated 4 out of 5 stars6 years ago

Sour mash smell. Green apple tart. Bright!

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