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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: (2 reviews)
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: 540 liters (720 bottles, Batch LN-J01)
Release year: 2019
Website: http://www.losdanzantes.com/, opens in new window

About this mezcal

Los Nahuales “Still Proof” Jabali & Espadin was distilled in 2016 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.

2 reviews

3 out of 5

Tyler

Tyler

574 reviews
Rated 3 out of 5 stars9 months ago

A tiny bit of Jabali on the backend.. the agave isn’t super noticeable to my amateur palate. It’s a bit dry and I definitely get the black licorice notes that Jonny mentions. There is some Hot Tamale candy spice. I prefer the Los Nahuales Special Editions compared to the “still proof” releases.

Jonny

Jonny

582 reviews
Rated 3 out of 5 stars9 months 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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