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Mal Bien Papalote Capón – Barranca

Mal Bien Papalote Capón from Don Ciro and Javier Barranca was produced in the community of Chilapa de Alvarez, Guerrero.

Rating: (3 reviews)
Category:Destilado de Agave
Brand:Mal Bien Mezcal
Mezcalero:Ciro Barranca, Javier Barranca
Style:Capón, Joven
Town:Chilapa de Álvarez
ABV: 48.7%
Batch size: Lot 0520CB: 36 bottles
Website: https://www.mezcalmalbien.com/, opens in new window

About this destilado de agave

Mal Bien Papalote Capón from Don Ciro and Javier Barranca was produced in Chilapa de Alvarez, Guerrero. Don Ciro has been distilling agave spirits longer than most mezcaleros have been alive. His grandson Javier, on the other hand, is relatively new to the family business, having spent much of his 20s in “el norte.” Working together for the past 7 years, theirs is a story of tradition, the passing of generational knowledge and its adaptation in a new era.

Lot 0520CB was produced in May 2020 using capon maguey papalote (Agave cupreata) whose quiotes were cut in 2018. The entire batch was just 36 bottles.

Mal Bien Mezcal

Since 2016, the Mal Bien team has been traveling Mexico, driving off the map and into mountains filled with treacherous roads, police officers of questionable moral character, feral dogs, indigenous languages, narcos, ancient relics, machete wielding protestors, insect based meals, mudslides, blockades, corrupt politicians, and many of the world’s kindest, funniest, most brilliant people. In addition to some hard to believe stories, they’ve connected with a wide variety of traditional producers, whose mezcal is now bottled and exported under the Mal Bien name.

3 reviews

4.33 out of 5

Zack Klamn

Zack Klamn

497 reviews
Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars1 year ago

Nose – Warm sourdough bread – very cool, this “bread funk” smell. The roasted cupreata note is niiiiiice – sweet and a tad tangy.

Palate – Like biting into a candied apple. A smooth, cigar finish. On the sweet side (but by no means not too much) and funk-light for capon. But damn! This is tasty.



372 reviews
Rated 4 out of 5 stars1 year ago

Intensely sweet. Almost cloying. Otherwise, awesome. Chocolate rainsinets. Toffee. Sage. Basil. Nice



382 reviews
Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars2 years ago

Lot:0520CB. Fresh green Granny Smith apples dipped in warm sweet caramel, tarragon, and crushed fennel. This is so delicious!!

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