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Mestizo Anejo

Mestizo Anejo is aged for 16 months in oak barrels, giving this mezcal a unique caramel flavor that compliments the agave Espadin perfectly.

Rating: (2 reviews)
Brand:Mestizo Mezcal
NOM:NOM-O02X
Mezcalero:Juan Jose Mendez
Agave:Espadin
Distillation:Copper
Style:Añejo
State:Oaxaca
Town:Santiago Matatlan
ABV: 40%
Website: http://mestizomezcal.com
About this mezcal

Mestizo Anejo is aged for 16 months in oak barrels, which is four months longer than what is required to call a mezcal an anejo. The additional months in the barrel give this mezcal a unique caramel flavor that compliments the agave Espadin perfectly, resulting in a sweet, smooth flavor that stays long on the tongue. This mezcal won the Double Gold Medal at the 13th Annual San Francisco World Spirits Competition in 2013.

Mestizo Mezcal

The name Mestizo is a one-word description of how mezcal was created. Mestizo originates from the Latin mixticĭus, meaning mixed, and was used by the Spanish to refer to the mixing of the European and indigenous Mexican people. Mezcal is a fusion between the ancient beverage mexcalli, produced by the indigenous tribes of Mexico, and the alambique distillation process introduced to the Spanish by the Moors and subsequently brought by the Spanish to the indigenous civilization of the American colonies. Mezcal is thus the first Mestizo spirit of America. The Mestizo brand has the good fortune of being NOM 002X, meaning that it was the second distillery registered for the production of mezcal.

2 reviews

3.8 of out 5 stars


Tyler

Tyler

291 reviews
2 years ago

Not the biggest fan of aged mezcal but found this añejo very enjoyable. Copper on the nose with notes of honey and burnt orange. Subtle jalapeño and citrus. Lot 12-2000-C03

Jonny

Jonny

314 reviews
2 years ago

The Anejo is my favorite of the Mestizo mezcals. This Anejo and the Ilegal Anejo are probably my two favorite on the market, and this one is much friendlier to my wallet. The nose is incredibly rich in caramel, brown sugar, and sugar cane pulp. The faint aroma of charcoal is also present. On the palate, this is wildly smooth and balanced. It has notes of caramel, molasses, fig, plantains, and charred maple. I prefer to sip this mezcal straight, but it’s also great for making mezcal Old Fashions. Lot 12-2000-C03

The Anejo is my favorite of the Mestizo mezcals. This Anejo and the Ilegal Anejo are probably my two favorite on the market, and this one is much friendlier to my wallet. The nose is incredibly rich in caramel, brown sugar, and sugar cane pulp. The faint aroma of charcoal is also present. On the palate, this is wildly smooth and balanced. It has notes of caramel, molasses, fig, plantains, and charred maple. I prefer to sip this mezcal straight, but it’s also great for making mezcal Old Fas

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