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Ojo de Tigre Joven

Ojo de Tigre is a project with actor Luis Gerardo Mendez, who starred in The Noble Family, which was Mexico’s highest grossing film when it was released.

Rating: (12 reviews)
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Brand:Ojo de Tigre Mezcal
NOM:NOM-O12X, NOM-O649X
Maguey:Espadin, Tobala
Agave:Angustifolia, Potatorum
Grind:Tahona
Distillation:Copper
Style:Blend
State:Oaxaca, Puebla
Town:Tlacolula
ABV: 37% or 40%
Website: https://ojodetigremezcal.com/, opens in new window
Ownership:Casa Lumbre, Pernod Ricard

About this mezcal

Ojo de Tigre Joven is produced with maguey Espadin (agave Angustifolia) from Oaxaca and maguey Tobala (agave Potatorum) from Puebla. The agaves are cooked in an underground pit over, milled with a tahona, and double distilled in a copper alembique still. This mezcal is produced by Casa Ausencio León in Tlacolula De Matamoros, Oaxaca.

Ojo de Tigre Mezcal

Ojo de Tigre Mezcal is part of the Casa Lumbre portfolio, which includes the brands Montelobos and Ancho Reyes. The Ojo de Tigre (Eye of the Tiger) brand is named after the Tiger’s eye stone, which is known for it’s good fortune. The brand is a collaboration with renowned Mexican actor and producer Luis Gerardo Mendez.

In July 2020, Pernod Ricard invested in the brand. Pernod Ricard controls a massive portfolio of spirits which also includes mezcal brands Del Maguey and Pierde Almas.

12 reviews

2.71 out of 5

Socal

Socal

3 reviews
Rated 1.5 out of 5 stars5 months ago

Had this one recently while visiting Mexico at a chain hotel bar. Not offensive but widely boring. Similar to most alcohol promoted by actor.

Jonny

Jonny

607 reviews
Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars11 months ago

Lote BC001. Aromas of brown sugar and honey, almost to the point of smelling like an unaged rum. The palate is astringent with some lighter notes of sour overripe peaches, figs, and plums. A little thin and short on the finish, but fine overall. There’s nothing overly off-putting about this, but also nothing that really excites me.

PedroDLHR

PedroDLHR

10 reviews
Rated 3 out of 5 stars1 year ago

Ojo de Tigre is a mixture of Espadín and Tobalá agaves. The Espadín agave is well worked, with smoky notes. Its flavor is firm, and the alcohol concentration gives it a solid character. In my opinion, it still needs a little more body, but for people who start taking mezcal, this is a good option.

Justin.Anderson3

Justin.Anderson3

14 reviews
Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars1 year ago

It’s ok. Not the best but has that smoke that people may like in mezcal. The ensamble it’s obviously 90% espadin. Not horrible but also not the best.

Jonathan Lockwood

Jonathan Lockwood

13 reviews
Rated 2 out of 5 stars1 year ago

As a previous reviewer put it, “it isn’t horrible.” I suppose a 1 star rating would be for something that, after sufficient tasting, is just disgusting.

Well again, this isn’t disgusting. Isn’t repugnant. Isn’t putrid.

You can oh-so-faintly detect some mildly pleasant flavors hiding very deep within this product. But I prefer not to work so hard. Maybe the 40% is a little better than this 37 I had today. But I’d guess a nice 45% would render it actually worthy of note.

For a starter mezcal I’d say 400 Conejos is somewhat better, with more flavor. ✌️

As a previous reviewer put it, “it isn’t horrible.” I suppose a 1 star rating would be for something that, after sufficient tasting, is just disgusting.
Well again, this isn’t disgusting. Isn’t repugnant. Isn’t putrid.
You can oh-so-faintly detect some mildly pleasant flavors hiding very deep within this product. But I prefer not to work so hard. Maybe the 40% is a little better than this 37 I had today. But I’d guess a nice 45% would render it actually worthy of note.
For a starte

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TzotollineRaramuri

TzotollineRaramuri

75 reviews
Rated 4 out of 5 stars1 year ago

?- clear
?- faint drying impact.
Aromas of light plastics, fresh herbaceousness, cucumber, aloe vera, lemon oils and lemon peel, waxy guava, white pepper and light honeys.
Adequate & slightly complex production.
Average length and ordinary character.
?- coating effect with astringent highlights; sufficient smooth alcohol; medium body.
Primarily sour taste, with sweet & bitter highlights; buttery smoothness.
Flavors of pepper, lemon zest, light honey, and raw wood and fair smoke.
Medium concentration flavor intensity, simple character, correct balance.
Straightforward and long finish.
Very Good to excellent overall impression.

*Very nicely balanced. Is it going to change your life? No, but it’s a very nice introductory value ensamble.

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?- clear
?- faint drying impact.
Aromas of light plastics, fresh herbaceousness, cucumber, aloe vera, lemon oils and lemon peel, waxy guava, white pepper and light honeys.
Adequate & slightly complex production.
Average length and ordinary character.
?- coating effect with astringent highlights; sufficient smooth alcohol; medium body.
Primarily sour taste, with sweet & bitter highlights; buttery smoothness.
Flavors of pepper, lemon zest, light honey, and raw wood and fair smoke.
Medium

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Zack Klamn

Zack Klamn

496 reviews
Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars2 years ago

Lote: BC001
Nose: Beaucoup smoke. Felt pen. Sweet n’ Low.

Palate: More viscous than expected. Mineral and smoky – some agave sweetness but you gotta dig deep. For a 40% APV it’s stiff. Ash aftertaste.

Not a glowing description but I do like it and it’s good value at 30 bucks.

Bandoleroo

Bandoleroo

10 reviews
Rated 1.5 out of 5 stars2 years ago

A fan of the actor not so much of the product. Tasted neat in several bars and it was always light,mineraly, and tad bitter. I was told they mix the finished product together. So the agave’s never meet and go through the artisanal process together.

Tyler

Tyler

590 reviews
Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars2 years ago

Was expecting worse. In Mexico this is 37% and from NOM-O12X which produces a lot of low-quality mezcal. This US release is 40% from NOM-O649X. Maybe it is the same juice with 3% more booze, maybe not? Either way, it isn’t horrible. It is light with some fruity notes along with some saline and minerality. I don’t get a ton of organic agave flavors here which is a downside. It is almost like mezcal flavored watery alcohol. The 200ml bottle is fun. Lote BC001.

TheAgaveFairy

TheAgaveFairy

168 reviews
Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars2 years ago

BC001
Gentle, slightly herby but good fruits. Tropical fruits (mango, kiwi), floral, plums. More tobala character than expected. Some mild vanilla, Ceylon, tarragon.

Gentle here as well, with an interesting perfumed character on entry that finishes more like espadin. Slightly viscous, more than expected, needs some acidity. Not much bitterness.

5/10 on the t8ke scale. Really great stuff for an entry level product. The tobala is here without bringing Sharpie tones etc.

Firesidesipper

Firesidesipper

34 reviews
Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars2 years ago

A nice ensemble. Crisp and clean with tropical fruits and mineral notes. A bit light at 37% ABV. I was given a 200 ml bottle as a gift. It had had no lot or bottle number listed.

booyaka2

booyaka2

7 reviews
Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars2 years ago

I’m a huge fan of Both Espadin and Tobala and this one blends them nicely. Craft so you can tell its cared for and made in small batches.

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