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Los Nahuales “Still Proof” Jabali & Espadin

Los Nahuales “Still Proof” Jabali & Espadin is made using 60% Maguey Espadin (agave Angustifolia) and 40% Maguey Jabali (Agave convallis).

Rating: (1 review)
Cost:$$$
Brand:Los Nahuales Mezcal
NOM:NOM-O14X
Mezcalero:Karina Abad Rojas
Maguey:Espadin, Jabali
Agave:Angustifolia, Convallis
Distillation:Copper
Style:Ensamble
State:Oaxaca
Town:Santiago Matatlan
ABV: 53%
Batch size: 720 bottles
Release year: 2019
Website: http://www.losdanzantes.com/, opens in new window
About this mezcal

Los Nahuales “Still Proof” Jabali & Espadin is made using 60% Maguey Espadin (agave Angustifolia) and 40% Maguey Jabali (Agave convallis). The jabali was harvested from the hills of San José Lachiguiri, west of Miahuatlan, in dark thin infertile soils. Jabalí is notoriously difficult to distill; the jabali was tamed by the addition of blending it with mature espadin sourced from Pozo Blanco near Santiago Matatlan. Both agave species were roasted, milled, fermented, and double distilled entirely by artisanal methods under the supervision of Karina Abad, head of production for Los Nahuales at the Destileria los Danzantes in Santiago Matatlán, Oaxaca. This is the second “still proof” US release from Los Nahuales.

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.

 

Tasting video with Ansley Coale from Craft Distillers.

1 review

3 out of 5


Jonny

Jonny

535 reviews
Rated 3 out of 5 stars1 week ago

Aromas of butterscotch, salinity, green olives, and mackintosh apples. The palate has notes of moth balls, caramel, black licorice, and black pepper. There’s some heat on the back end, and this is a bit thin, but it’s overall enjoyable.

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