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Carreño Tobasiche

Mezcal Carreño Tobasiche (or Tobaziche) is produced by mezcalero Leonardo Hernandez. The essence of papaya and cooked agave blend beautifully with the smokey cedar notes of this mezcal.

Rating: (2 reviews)
Brand:Carreño Mezcal
NOM:NOM-O373X
Mezcalero:Leonardo Hernandez
Agave / Maguey:Tobaziche
Grind:Tahona
Distillation:Copper
Style:Joven
State:Oaxaca
Town:San Dionisio Ocotlán
ABV: 45%
Age of plant: 10-15 years
Website: https://mezcalcarrenous.com/
About this mezcal
Mezcal Carreño Tobasiche (or Tobaziche) is produced by mezcalero Leonardo Hernandez. It is one of the more unique and easily identified agave varietals due to their long, trunk-like stocks and vertical piñas that can grow up to 20 feet tall. Agave maturity is reached in 10-15 years which creates rich earth tones. The Tobasiche agaves are cooked together in an underground pit oven, milled by tahona, open-air fermented in pine vats, and double distilled in copper stills. The essence of papaya and cooked agave blend beautifully with the smokey cedar notes of this mezcal.
Carreño Mezcal

Mezcal Carreño began in 1904 with Don Apolonio Carreño, with mezcal that was made from wild agaves that naturally grew on property. The same land was used to grow sugar cane and sold to the family of the largest rum producers in Mexico. Mezcal Carreño has planted over 30,000 agaves since 2017 and creates additional plots every year. The company supports multiple non-profits both in Oaxaca and Arizona in the US. With family both in Oaxaca and Arizona, Mezcal Carreño has been able to share its culture and passion on both sides of the border.

2 reviews

3.75 out of 5


Tyler

Tyler

395 reviews
Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars1 week ago

My favorite of the Carreño lineup. There are fresh notes of cilantro, olive, and green tea. A bit more fruity than some of the other dry woody Tobaziche mezcals. Not sure of the batch number but I think this was from the first bottling to land in the US (Arizona).

Jonny

Jonny

425 reviews
Rated 4 out of 5 stars1 week ago

Slightly sour aromas of old wet leaves and soft cheeses mixing with notes of sweet vanilla, asparagus, and mint. The palate is perfumed with notes of lavender, menthol, and anise. A bit thin and light, but nice overall.

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