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Leyenda Durango

Leyenda Durango has floral aromas that mix with leather and wet clay. The flavor is buttery with notes of coriander and fruit.

Rating: (6 reviews)
Brand:Leyenda Mezcal
NOM:NOM-D104G
Mezcalero:Ventura Gallegos
Agave:Cenizo
Distillation:Copper
Style:Joven
State:Durango
Town:Nombre de Dios
ABV: 47%
Website: www.mezcalesdeleyenda.com
About this mezcal

Leyenda Durango is made by mezcalero Ventura Gallegos, whose family has been producing mezcal for many generations.  This mezcal is part of a co-op of mezcal producers, in a town called Nombre de Dios. This mezcal has floral aromas that mix with leather and wet clay.  The flavor is buttery with notes of coriander and fruit. This is a display of the agave’s terroir, which includes almost desert like conditions where the agave grows among lava rocks.

Leyenda Mezcal

Mezcales de Leyenda believes they can improve some of the most marginalized communities in Mexico. They implement the best fair trade practices where they work, and they have many efforts in agave sustainability. Their mezcals come from the different mezcal-producing states. They also have some special edition, small-batch mezcals.

6 reviews

3.5 of out 5 stars


Nic Hnastchenko on Dec 11, 2018

16 reviews

  • Overall:

This was my favorite from the Leyenda sampler pack. Wild Cupreata.

Tasts of tropical fruit, roasted agave, brine, papaya

Ben_MezcalBrothersFR on Dec 1, 2018

8 reviews

  • Overall:

I find this Mezcal to be an interesting experience everytime. I always get this excitement when the first floral notes hit my tongue. Then after only a few seconds you get into the earthiness and rustic territory which doesn’t last at all to end on a leathery and animal kind of feeling.
Completely unique, I’d give it 3 stars for the taste only. But the fact that this calls for trying it again and again and that unique feeling of tasting something special makes me give it a 4.

I find this Mezcal to be an interesting experience everytime. I always get this excitement when the first floral notes hit my tongue. Then after only a few seconds you get into the earthiness and rustic territory which doesn’t last at all to end on a leathery and animal kind of feeling.
Completely unique, I’d give it 3 stars for the taste only. But the fact that this calls for trying it again and again and that unique feeling of tasting something special makes me give it a 4.

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Tomixology on Oct 25, 2018

16 reviews

  • Overall:

Im a fan of Cenizo, I like the often fruit forward and sweeter notes that it gives to a mezcal. I think that this mescal is a great showcase of those flavours and I quite enjoyed it.
The nose and a salty touch reminiscent of the sea, which is fun coming from a landlocked region, met with fruity flora. The palate was smooth with a light coriander pepper (Or is that the Taco El Pastor?), a warming peatiness, wrapped in a silky mouthfeel that really covers the tongue. It finishes much sweeter with a Honeycomb, similar to other Cenizos tried from the region.

My sweet tooth is often my downfall when it comes to spirits…Enjoyed

Im a fan of Cenizo, I like the often fruit forward and sweeter notes that it gives to a mezcal. I think that this mescal is a great showcase of those flavours and I quite enjoyed it.
The nose and a salty touch reminiscent of the sea, which is fun coming from a landlocked region, met with fruity flora. The palate was smooth with a light coriander pepper (Or is that the Taco El Pastor?), a warming peatiness, wrapped in a silky mouthfeel that really covers the tongue. It finishes much sweeter with

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LosMuertos on Jul 11, 2018

32 reviews

  • Overall:

Quite aromatic and floral. Black berry, banana, black pepper, molten leafs and dried meat. White chocolate and violets on the palate. Quite complex even though it’s not my personal favourite.

Scent: 3/5
Mouthfeel: 3/5

Tyler on Nov 30, 2016

239 reviews

  • Overall:

Fruity on the nose, this mezcal from Durango is different than what you’ll taste from Oaxaca. It’s a very light mezcal on the palate with notes of honey, butter, fruit, rosewater, and citrus.

Jonny on Nov 30, 2016

258 reviews

  • Overall:

Somewhat buttery with notes of sour apples and vinegar on the nose. The mezcal is light and easy to drink. It doesn’t linger too long. Its buttery taste is signature for this region and is enjoyable. There’s a subtle saltiness that I also enjoy in this mezcal.

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