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Paquera Barril

Paquera Barril is a bit smokier than their other releases, with a consistent floral undertone. The palate is buttery and full.

Rating: (2 reviews)
Brand:Paquera Mezcal
NOM:NOM-O96X
Mezcalero:Francisco Javier
Maguey:Barril
Agave:Karwinskii
Grind:Tahona
Distillation:Copper
Style:Joven
State:Oaxaca
Town:Ejutla
ABV: 45%
Age of plant: 8 years
Website: https://www.paqueramezcal.com/, opens in new window

About this mezcal

Paquera Barril is made with maguey Barril in Ejutla, Oaxaca. The agave used in this mezcal are cooked in an underground pit oven, mashed by horse-drawn tahona, fermented in oak vats, and double distilled in a copper still. This is the Premium option of the three Paquera releases.

Paquera Mezcal

Paquera Mezcal is meant to be appreciated and savored. The brand recommends sipping Paquera slowly as to experience its quality. Created from a methodology perfected over generations of dedicated family artisans, their love for Mezcal has only deepened upon being exposed to its unique production process and rich culture.

Paquera’s mission and purpose is to contribute resources to the union de productores agropecuarios del distrito de Ejutla de crespo (UPADEC) which is a coalition of local palenques that work together to sustain and grow their micro-enterprises. This artisanal spirit is beloved by many and the brand is driven to honor its cultural importance in every bottle. The company strives to continue the history of appreciation and respect for the most precious spirit of all – Mezcal.

2 reviews

3.5 out of 5

mgsmith505

mgsmith505

1 review
Rated 4 out of 5 stars10 months ago

I’m glad I picked this one up, a new arrival at a nearby store ($70). Unlike the description above, the mezcalero is Isaac Vasquez (sticker over the label). Lot PA00012BAR20. The label says 42.5% ABV, but it seems to have a little more heat than I would expect for that level. My experience is quite different than the previous review, this definitely checks the boxes for things I recognize and enjoy about the Karwinskiis I’ve encountered. A good example of the variation that can occur between producers, batches, etc. I will look for this one again.

Nose- fresh grass, green vegetables, hint of vanilla, and fermenting funk (I’m reminded of the fiber crust above the tepache).
Taste- first wave is true to the nose with fresh green flavors. Some mineral/wet stone components then take over, like a humid basement (in a good way), a long finish with a little citrus and vanilla, among a stronger floral background.
Mouthfeel- moderate texture, slight oil/buttery quality, lingering for a few minutes, sticking to the roof and sides of the mouth.

I’m glad I picked this one up, a new arrival at a nearby store ($70). Unlike the description above, the mezcalero is Isaac Vasquez (sticker over the label). Lot PA00012BAR20. The label says 42.5% ABV, but it seems to have a little more heat than I would expect for that level. My experience is quite different than the previous review, this definitely checks the boxes for things I recognize and enjoy about the Karwinskiis I’ve encountered. A good example of the variation that can occu

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Tyler

Tyler

574 reviews
Rated 3 out of 5 stars3 years ago

A low-priced agave Barril mezcal adjusted to 45% ABV; it is less than $70/bottle. I don’t get a ton of the grassy agave Karwinskii notes but I’ve also found Barril mezcals to be very different between brands. I’m not sure if I would guess this was a Karwinskii in a blind taste test. That said, it is enjoyable and has notes of apple peel, lemon zest, and vanilla bean. Lot PAQBJ450118

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