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Pensador Ensamble

Pensador Mezcal is produced by Don Atenogenes García in Miahuatlán using 70% agave Espadin and 30% agave Madrecuishe.

Rating: (2 reviews)
Brand:El Camino del Pensador Mezcal
Mezcalero:Don Atenogenes García
Agave:Espadin, Madre-Cuishe
Distillation:Copper
Style:Ensamble, Joven
State:Oaxaca
Town:Miahuatlan
ABV:48%
Age of plant:8-12 years
Release year:2017
Website:https://www.pensadormezcal.com
About this mezcal

Pensador Mezcal is produced by Don Atenogenes García in the Miahuatlán region of Southern Oaxaca. Miahuatlán is drier than other mezcal making regions of Oaxaca and the agave have to work harder to survive by digging their roots down further into the earth to draw up more minerals while focusing their nutrients into their pina. This creates unusual depth and sweetness in the agave. This mezcal is produced using traditional methods with 70% agave Espadin and 30% agave Madrecuishe. Both types of agaves are cooked together underground for 5 days and then removed to rest before being crushed by a horse-drawn tahona. The result is naturally fermented with well water and then double-distilled in a 250 liter copper still. Don Garcia only keeps the heart of the distillate and cuts away large portions of the puntas and colas from the distillate.

This mezcal is full of minerality on the nose and palate. There are flavors of green apple, ripe banana, and green pepper, along with vanilla and toffee. The finish is smoky, with tobacco-like notes. Detailed information about each batch can be found on the Pensador blog Pensamientos.

El Camino del Pensador Mezcal

Pensador Mezcal is the creation of Meanwhile Drinks Ltd., a company born in London in 2016. Its roots reach back to the summer of 2002 when two childhood friends shared their first can of Red Stripe. Instantly united by a deep love of booze and a willingness to disappoint parents, it was only a matter of time before Will and Ben entered the drinks industry. Their idea was simple: explore the world, find exceptional craft drinks, and deliver the results directly to your glass. The team released Pensador Mezcal in 2017.

2 reviews

3.3 of out 5 stars


stepusin

stepusin

19 reviews
2 weeks ago

Mild and citrusy smell, smooth on the tongue with a peppery flavor but also hints of acetone.

Ravi

Ravi

3 reviews
9 months ago

Batch: A2/2018, 48% ABV. This is a great mezcal, especially for the price. It’s very clean, smooth and sweet. It very little of the farmyard funk or puntas flavour that some (including me) enjoy and it will therefore appeal to tequila drinkers/ new mezcal drinkers, but is still interesting enough for dedicated mezcal-heads.

Nose: I got mint/menthol, citrus and strong agave flavour up front. After it had been sitting for five minutes, more herbaceous, pepper mineral and leather aroma really came out.

Taste: There is some acidity and lots of agave flavour. It really is remarkably smooth and sweet, with the sweetness developing as it sits in the glass. There are definite peppery spice and mineral flavours in there too, probably from the Madrecuishe. It finishes sweet and smoky, but the smoke is not overpowering.

Don Antogenes is doing good things here! I highly recommend picking up a bottle if you get a chance.

Batch: A2/2018, 48% ABV. This is a great mezcal, especially for the price. It’s very clean, smooth and sweet. It very little of the farmyard funk or puntas flavour that some (including me) enjoy and it will therefore appeal to tequila drinkers/ new mezcal drinkers, but is still interesting enough for dedicated mezcal-heads.
Nose: I got mint/menthol, citrus and strong agave flavour up front. After it had been sitting for five minutes, more herbaceous, pepper mineral and leather aroma real

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