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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.

5 reviews

3.7 out of 5



144 reviews
Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars2 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 stars2 years ago

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



168 reviews
Rated 3 out of 5 stars3 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.



19 reviews
Rated 4 out of 5 stars3 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 stars3 years ago

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

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