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Los Nahuales Special Edition No. 1

The Mezcalero “Los Nahuales” Special Edition No. 1 was originally released to be a good starting point into mezcal’s high-end complexity and flavor.

Rating: (5 reviews)
Brand:Los Nahuales Mezcal
Mezcalero:Karina Abad Rojas
Agave:Cuishe, Sierrudo
Town:Santiago Matatlan
Batch size:1,489 bottles
Release year:2015
About this mezcal

The Mezcalero “Los Nahuales” Special Edition No. 1 was originally released for the exclusive sale at K&L Wine Merchants, but became available at other retailers in late 2016. The marketed intent of this mezcal was to provide a new avenue for tequila drinkers to begin exploration into the world of mezcal. Most who have tried this would agree that it’s good for those with and without previous mezcal experience. This special edition is made with 58.5% agave Sierrudo and 41.5% agave Cuishe. The two types of agave were co-fermented by mezcalera Karina Abad Rojas, who is in charge of production for Los Nahuales, Alipus, and Mezcalero. The flavors of this mezcal are bright and well-defined. It has some sweetness and spice without being overly intense.

Read more about the production of this unique release on K&L Wine Merchants’ Spirits Journal.

Los Nahuales Mezcal

Los Nahuales mezcal is distilled at the Déstileria Los Danzantes in Santiago Matatlan, the world capital of mezcal, south of Oaxaca city. The mezcals are branded as Los Nahuales in the USA due to trademark issues. Though the mezcaleros behind this mezcal have been making it for generations, the Los Danzantes brand has been around since 1997.

5 reviews

4 of out 5 stars



3 reviews
8 months ago

Smells sweet and earthy. Bell peppers, slight oak smoke, tart and sweet cherries. Medium body. Tastes sweet, earthy. licorice, peppery, vegetal. Tasty mezcal this bottle. I think had the proportions of Cuishe and Sierrudo been switch, it would have been a .5 higher from me, since I enjoy Karwinskii flavors more than Americana typically. Still a solid mezcal.

11 months ago

The aroma is sharp and deeply layered, with candle wax, vanilla, cream, leather, nougat, cucumber, honeydew, and cedar. The flavor is less aggressive than the aroma, and it is supported by a viscous and clinging mouthfeel. I detect notes of honey, paraffin, melon, cream, vanilla, roasted corn, and a very mild, silky smoke. The overall impression is rather sweet, quite easygoing, and definitely light on smoke, but big on layered, shifting flavors.



97 reviews
2 years ago

really nice mezcal!first time to have a sierrudo agave.it fits the profile of americano.its bold and sweet up front and a strong note of black pepper kicks in mid way.this reminds me of the mezcalero #15(sierra negra).the cuishe is faint with vegetal notes on the end.no harsh notes.very pleasant spice and sweet balance.gets the saliva going!



341 reviews
3 years ago

If you enjoy arroqueno mezcals you will enjoy this special Los Nahuales release. The sierrudo agave carries a lot of familiar arroqueno notes. The sierrudo dominates this ensamble (in a good way) and the cuishe compliments the bold Americana flavors nicely. There are some strong pepper flavors with notes of fruit, firewood, caramel, and peat. This unique ensamble is a limited-release so try it while you can.



355 reviews
3 years ago

Very good and complex. The nose has subtle notes of fresh green pepper and cantaloupe. Tasting notes include fresh ground black pepper, orange spice, and cayenne pepper. I get more agave Americano than Cuishe on this. It’s complex and (dare I say) suave. For it’s complexity, this is incredibly easy to drink.

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