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Palenqueros Espadin – Sierra Negra

Palenqueros Espadin – Sierra Negra is made by maestro Don Baltazar Cruz Gomez, who distills all his mezcal in small copper stills.

About this mezcal

Palenqueros Espadin – Sierra Negra is produced by Don Baltazar Cruz Gomez at his palenque in San Luis del Rio, Oaxaca. Don Balta has been producing for many years and has been bottled by several different exported brands. His signature flavor notes and texture seem to shine in each one of them.

Palenqueros Mezcal

Palenqueros Mezcal is marketed as Single Palenque mezcal, meaning that it’s produced by a single mezcalero at a single distilling facility. The brand is a collaboration project between Tradición Chagoya, which owns and operates other mezcal brands like Donaji and Los Cuerudos, and Velier Italia, an Italian spirits company.

Member rating

3.88 out of 5

8 reviews

MezcalBabe

MezcalBabe

63 reviews
Rated 4 out of 5 stars4 months ago

Raw agave; barely remember but liked it

GMAD

GMAD

88 reviews
Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars1 year ago

BATCH No. BCEN01, 50% (the only batch)

Nose – Creamy and cheesy, sweet and earthy – strong butterscotch tones, with notes of cream cheese, wet earth, leather, and tamarind.

Palate – Sweet, spicy, earthy, smoky – cinnamon, cloves, orange rind, melon, and tobacco.

Finish – A charred funky sweetness – anise, Peking duck.

Really great Mezcal that improved than when it was fresh: to note, this sat on the shelf for a few months before this review was written. It was a lot hotter back then, it’s much more mellower now; the flavors are allowed to shine through much better.

BATCH No. BCEN01, 50% (the only batch)
Nose – Creamy and cheesy, sweet and earthy – strong butterscotch tones, with notes of cream cheese, wet earth, leather, and tamarind.
Palate – Sweet, spicy, earthy, smoky – cinnamon, cloves, orange rind, melon, and tobacco.
Finish – A charred funky sweetness – anise, Peking duck.
Really great Mezcal that improved than when it was fresh: to note, this sat on the shelf for a few months before this review was written. It wa

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aarild

aarild

153 reviews
Rated 4 out of 5 stars1 year ago

Quite a bit dust and acetone aromas. Also a brief hint of tar like an Islay whisky, some leather. Well rounded on the palate. Hint of melon and bitter almond, allspice, light smoke, lightly smoked. Pretty good structure and lingering aftertaste of roasted agave and fresh sugarcane like you get from rhum agricole.

t8ke

t8ke

144 reviews
Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars4 years ago

Sweet on the palate before a hint of vinegar creeps in. Sweet cream, light pepper, faint rising bread, some cocktail onion and a hint of minerality. Neither too sweet, nor too funky, a shred of earth hangs out and sits on the back palate.

Gregg T&T

Gregg T&T

100 reviews
Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars4 years ago

Grilled citrus and some baking spice on the nose. Sandalwood and some savory notes with a round mouthfeel. Easy drinking for 50%

TheAgaveFairy

TheAgaveFairy

169 reviews
Rated 3 out of 5 stars4 years ago

Rotting banana (not really esters), soft clay minerality. Earthy spices, papaya, anise, gentle mints.

Palate: Soft, fruity, floral. Cloying, a little hot on the finish. Meal / cereal notes on finish.

It’s cool, full flavored and classic but nothing mind blowing.

SwatSaladin

SwatSaladin

19 reviews
Rated 4 out of 5 stars4 years ago

Batch BCEN01

Jalapeno (verging on tomatoes), mint, and lime zest on the nose. The palate opens up with malt-like earthy sweetness and is followed by some more jalapeño and green bell pepper. It’s quite punchy, and almost breath-mint like at times. The finish is quite mouthwatering, and introduces some corn meal on the finish.

This is a really solid and enjoyable mezcal!

Nic Hnastchenko

Nic Hnastchenko

108 reviews
Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars4 years ago

This is good, does not taste like it’s 50%. Looking for a little more kick

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