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Madre Espadin

Madre Espadin is produced by Carlos Blas and family using fully mature agaves from their farms in Miahuatlan, Matatlan, and San Dionisio.

Rating: (5 reviews)
Cost:$
Brand:Madre Mezcal
NOM:NOM-O191X
COMERCAM:1823C0005646A, opens in new window
Mezcalero:Carlos Mendez Blas
Maguey:Espadin
Agave:Angustifolia
Grind:Tahona
Distillation:Copper
Style:Joven
State:Oaxaca
Town:Santiago Matatlán
ABV: 40%
Release year: 2021
Website: https://madremezcal.com/, opens in new window

About this mezcal

Madre Espadin is made with 100% Espadin maguey. Bright and clean, Madre Espadin is an easy-drinking spirit with earthy aromas and balanced taste. The palate opens with lively hints of ginger and pine, grounded with sandalwood and light mesquite. Round and full texture, with a soft alcohol impression on the finish.

Madre Espadin is produced by Carlos Blas and family using fully mature agaves from their farms in Miahuatlan, Matatlan, and San Dionisio. The harvested espadin is pit roasted separately, only using plants from each individual area, and the final mezcals are blended within a general, standard ratio with only slight adjustments to achieve the desired flavor and quality profile.

Madre Mezcal

Madre Mezcal is a certified Mezcal Artesenal, made by hand in the hills of Oaxaca. Madre Mezcal is produced in small batches by various mezcaleros and their families in different parts of Oaxaca::

  • Jose Ines Garcia Morales and family in San Dionisio
  • The Vasquez family in Miahuatlan
  • Carlos Blas and family in Matatlan

In 2019, Madre Mezcal raised $3 million USD in a Series A funding round led by venture capital studio, Room 9. Their portfolio includes brands such as Jot Coffee, Los Sundays Tequila, and Cleancult.

5 reviews

2.7 out of 5

Zack Klamn

Zack Klamn

512 reviews
Rated 4 out of 5 stars4 months ago

Nose – Vanilla. Sugar crystals. Medium+ smoke but pleasant. Not rough or ethanol rich like many cheap espadin. A touch of rubber.

Palate – Grassy. Vanilla bean sweetness. Slight latex. Flavors and aromas both on the smokier side but good. Mostly clean. I didn’t see the bottle (or get batch info, maybe recent ones are better?) but if it was 40% it had the flavor of about a 43-44% espadin. I was very pleasantly suprised by this an ordered another sipper. A solid, budget mezcal. đź‘Ś

Nose – Vanilla. Sugar crystals. Medium+ smoke but pleasant. Not rough or ethanol rich like many cheap espadin. A touch of rubber.
Palate – Grassy. Vanilla bean sweetness. Slight latex. Flavors and aromas both on the smokier side but good. Mostly clean. I didn’t see the bottle (or get batch info, maybe recent ones are better?) but if it was 40% it had the flavor of about a 43-44% espadin. I was very pleasantly suprised by this an ordered another sipper. A solid, budget mezcal. ďż˝

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KoalaCoelho

KoalaCoelho

8 reviews
Rated 2 out of 5 stars11 months ago

Pretty inexpressive. A touch of smoke, a touch of fruit. Not a lot to like or dislike one way or the other. Overall, boring but not terrible.

Grexican

Grexican

12 reviews
Rated 1.5 out of 5 stars1 year ago

I felt this espadin was hot for 40% abv. Definitely lacked some of the scents from a good espadin as it was a muted nose.

Tyler

Tyler

612 reviews
Rated 3 out of 5 stars2 years ago

Super light.. although, to be fair, I’m doing this a disservice by sipping it after some 48% mezcals. This is very neutral for me. For those new to mezcals, this will do the job well. It is has some smoke and sugar without any unpleasant overly chemical notes. Not that it affects the flavor, but the glass bottle this comes in is really nice. Haven’t had VIDA in a while but this is likely more versatile. Lot BT-38.

El-Dawg

El-Dawg

183 reviews
Rated 3 out of 5 stars2 years ago

Light and buttery…classic espadín. Not overly smoky or harsh in a bad way. A light, sweet fruit finish. Pleasantly surprised on this one. (Didn’t get the lot#)
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