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Mala Idea Tobala

Mala Idea Tobala is handcrafted in Santiago Matatlan, Oaxaca by Celestino Sernas. It's fermented for 5 days in pine vats and double distilled in a copper still.

Rating: (4 reviews)
Brand:Mala Idea Mezcal
Mezcalero:Celestino Sernas
Town:Santiago Matatlán
ABV: 4%
Age of plant: 12-14 years
Website: http://www.mezcalmalaidea.com, opens in new window

About this mezcal

Mala Idea Tobala is made with wild maguey Tobala in Santiago Matatlan. This mezcal has scents of honey and citrus fruits that blend with hints of red pepper and olives. It’s creamy on the palate with more notes of sweet agave and red pepper. This mezcal won the 2017 Silver Medal at the Las Vegas Global Spirit Awards and the 2016 Silver Medal at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition.

Mala Idea Mezcal

Mala Idea, which translates to “Bad Idea” is named in celebration of everyone who follows their passions regardless of the risks and challenges they present. From semi-cultivated/wild Espadin to the truly wild agaves such as Tobala, Cuishe, and Tepextate, Mala Idea Mezcal is handcrafted to ensure the absolute best quality. All their agave is cooked in a stone horno, fermented in open-air, crushed by tahona, and distilled in copper stills.

Member rating

3.25 out of 5

4 reviews



23 reviews
Rated 4 out of 5 stars6 years ago

Sweet green pepper flavors are very pronounced. Caramel finish that seems to linger in a good way. Don’t know the price point for it, but I’d definitely try another bottle.



4 reviews
Rated 4 out of 5 stars6 years ago

This is a nice mezcal. Rich citrus/sour and caramel smell and a hint of sea buckthorn. `The flavor is much dryer and smoky, some wood and leather kind of flavor.Pepper finish. I keep going back to this tobala. The price is also ok, hence 4. Lot 01



16 reviews
Rated 2 out of 5 stars6 years ago

Lot 2…Aromas of fresh coffee, green peppers and caramel….the flavor is much different that the nose…but not bad though…a bit of metal and copper with pumpkin seeds and honey…this is my least favorite from this brand.



229 reviews
Rated 3 out of 5 stars6 years ago

This has a nice smell of carmel. Taste of sweet agave and a bit of spice. Pretty down the middle as far as tobala goes.

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