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Mezcalero No. 19

Mezcalero No. 19 was aged for over two years in glass after distillation. The glass aging leaves this mezcal incredibly composed.

Rating: (6 reviews)
Brand:Mezcalero Mezcal
Mezcalero:Baltazar Cruz Gomez
Maguey:Cirial, Espadin
Agave:Angustifolia, Karwinskii
Style:Aged in Glass, Joven
Town:San Luis del Rio
ABV: 47.8%
Batch size: 666 bottles
Release year: 2018
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About this mezcal

Mezcalero No. 19 was distilled in March 2015 by Don Baltazar Cruz Gomez in San Luis del Rio. This mezcal was made with maguey Cirial and maguey Espadin. After distillation, this mezcal spent 2+ years en vidrio. There were 666 bottles released in 2018 at 47.8% ABV.

Mezcalero Mezcal

Each Mezcalero bottling is true to the fundamental batch nature of artisan Mezcal production. Each bottling is distilled from a single integral batch of agaves that are at least 50% wild or semi-wild, and usually 100%. These “silvestre” agaves take a lot of work to harvest: searching for days in the mountains, packing the agaves back on burros. After that, it takes a month of continuous labor to produce a single batch of Mezcalero, usually 600-700 bottles. Mezcalero is both a brand and an intention. The brand is a way for talented artisan distillers to work with, and gain part of their livelihood from, some very special agaves. The intention goes deeper: to help preserve a way of distilling that is also a way of life, deeply linked to the distiller’s family, to his social environs, to his pueblo, to an entire way of life largely deriving from indigenous culture that is at risk of rapid deterioration under pressure from the modernization of Mexico.


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4 out of 5

6 reviews

Rated 3 out of 5 stars4 years ago

Somewhat disjointed this one, lots of smoke over the top and then a dime bag of flavor in behind. Not the worst mezcal I’ve ever had, but I wouldn’t search this one out.



1 review
Rated 4 out of 5 stars4 years ago

Wood Essence Phases Through The Roof Of The Palette And Into The Olfactory System, Evaporating Instantaneously. My First Dip Into Mezcal, Not Disappointed, Will Be Back Next Week.



12 reviews
Rated 5 out of 5 stars5 years ago

March 2015 batch, bottled September 2017.

Nose is very light. Slight sweetness.

Taste is very sugary. I had to double check the ABV. Depth keeps developing. Pollen, very light fruit. Very deep taste. Like sweet natural honey.

Very impressed. Hard to find mezcalero in Kansas and I would definitely buy this bottle again.



2 reviews
Rated 4 out of 5 stars5 years ago

Sweet nose and nice mixture of smoke and caramel, nice heat – very enjoyable!



229 reviews
Rated 4 out of 5 stars6 years ago

This is a nice and mellow sipper. It has a sweet candy taste. It taste similar but better than Alipus blue which is also made in San Luis Del Rio.



708 reviews
Rated 4 out of 5 stars6 years ago

Slightly candied nose. Very sugary aromas of sweet potatoes mixing with lavender and black pepper. It’s mellow and soft on the palate. It almost tastes dusty, like old books. Tasting notes of cedar and key lime pie. High acidity. Complex and robust. Rich. It coats the mouth and lingers with a pleasant aftertaste of dark tropical fruit.

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