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Mezcalosfera Tobala/​Verde/​Madrecuixe/​Cuixe/​Espadin

Mezcalosfera Tobala/Verde/Madrecuixe/Cuixe/Espadin is a rare mezcal that is hard to find. It’s a complex offering that keeps you wanting more.

Rating: (4 reviews)
Brand:Mezcalosfera de Mezcaloteca
NOM:NOM-O315X
Mezcalero:Felipe Cortés
Agave:Cuishe, Espadin, Madre-Cuishe, Tobala, Verde
Distillation:Copper, Refrescador
Style:Ensamble
State:Oaxaca
Town:Miahuatlan
ABV: 52.1%
Batch size: 587 liters
Release year: 2016
Website: https://mezcaloteca.squarespace.com/mezcalosfera/
About this mezcal

Mezcalosfera Tobala/Verde/Madrecuixe/Cuixe/Espadin is made with 20% agave Tobala, 60% agave Karwinskii (Verde, Madrecuixe, Cuixe), and 20% agave Espadin. The agave used in this mezcal were harvested at high altitude, and they were cooked using mesquite & encino wood. The agave was fermented for 8 days and then double distilled in a cobra con refrescadera still. This fantastic mezcal was made by Felipe Cortes in Miahuatlan in November of 2015. The total batch (lot 01-15) was 587 liters.

Mezcalosfera de Mezcaloteca

Mezcalosfera de Mezcaloteca is the exported bottling from Mezcaloteca, the famous bar in Oaxaca City that is renowned for their educational tastings. They source all of their agave spirits directly from producers in seldom-traveled parts of Oaxaca that are often hard to get to. They put an exceptional amount of information on their labels, and all of their releases are very small batches that exhibit the most unique characteristics of mezcal. Though only a few batches have been brought into the US, there are dozens upon dozens of different varieties available for sale at their tasting room in Oaxaca City. Most of their spirits are labeled "Aguardiente de Agave", however all of their limited exports are certified "Mezcal". These mezcals are imported into the United States by Heavy Metl Premium Imports, which also imports popular brands Mezcal Real Minero and Rey Campero Mezcal.

4 reviews

5 of out 5 stars


Joseph on Jun 17, 2017

  • Overall:

Otherworldly flavor profile. The nose and palette are bursting with an array of hard-to-pinpoint flavors. Truly complex. Nice soft, almost velvety mouthfeel. To attempt to describe the flavor, there’s some earthiness, minerality, and floral notes – but really, its an incredibly unique flavor experience that seems almost ineffable. Worth the price tag in my opinion.

Keith on Jun 16, 2017

  • Overall:

Mineral salt and a little bit of mint on the nose, the salt carries over to taste with soft vegetal notes, and a warm buttery mouthfeel going in; white pepper, celery salt, subtle smoke, Manchego cheese, and delicate sweetness in the long finish. I love this Mezcalosfera second US release.

Jonny on Jun 16, 2017

  • Overall:

Mind boggling! This has hundreds of flavors. It’s both earthy and futuristic at once. When humans finally terraform a new planet, I imagine that the rivers and streams of this new planet will flow with a liquid that is as delicious as this mezcal. It’s salty, spicy, sweet, and smooth. There’s so much going on that it’s really hard to describe. It’s a lot like staring up at the Milky Way. This mezcal is totally incredible.

Tyler on Jun 15, 2017

  • Overall:

Incredible juice. Like leathery Dr. Pepper on the nose – tons of flavors that are difficult to pick out. Like many mezcals from this region there are flavors of salt throughout. There is a lot going on here with notes of honey, cinnamon, and peat. Expensive but worth the experience.

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