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Rayu Espadin

Mezcal Rayu Espadin Joven is produced by Isaias Martinez Juan in San Juan del Rio, Oaxaca. This artisanal mezcal has notes of fruits such as banana, mango, pineapple and a touch of caramel.

Rating: (3 reviews)
Brand:Rayu Mezcal
NOM:NOM-O72X
Mezcalero:Isaias Martinez Juan
Agave:Espadin
Grind:Tahona
Distillation:Copper
Style:Joven
State:Oaxaca
Town:San Juan del Rio
ABV:44%
Age of plant:7-8 years
Website:http://rayumezcal.com/
About this mezcal

Mezcal Rayu Espadin Joven is produced by Isaias Martinez Juan in San Juan del Rio, Tlacolula, Oaxaca. This is an artisanal mezcal cooked in an underground conical oven, crushed by a horse-drawn tahona, naturally fermented in pine wood vats, and double-distilled copper pot stills. This mezcal has notes of fruits such as banana, mango, pineapple and a touch of caramel.

Rayu Mezcal

The name “Rayu” translates to “rayo” which means bolt of lightning in Zapotec, the language of the Oaxacan culture. It represents the beginning of mezcal. A legend says that one day a field in Oaxaca was hit by a thunderstorm and that an agave plant was struck by a lightning bolt cooking it through to the core. They say it was the first time the maguey was cooked and that it was a gift from the gods. Since then, mezcal has been known as the elixir of the gods. Mezcal Rayu is a sub-brand of Mezcal Yuu Baal.

3 reviews

2.8 of out 5 stars


Rorschach

Rorschach

17 reviews
5 months ago

Price was right, and one liter! The Mezcalero’s picture is on the bottle, good deal.
The bottle says 44%abv but it feels more like 40%. Tempted to test it. It’s a little subdued and thin, but still nice and a good casual sipper. Nothing off or out of balance, just a finer balance. Good intro bottle.
Batch RJG3-18
Bottle 2891/5046

Tyler

Tyler

333 reviews
7 months ago

Average. Notes of raisins, vanilla, and agave sugar. Slight sour grape finish. No bite. I think this is mainly distributed as a mixer which makes sense.

Hörky Båmf

Hörky Båmf

17 reviews
12 months ago

Wasn’t sure what to expect when I saw this at Trader Joe’s for $27.99 a liter, but when I saw that it’s from Grupo Yuu Baal I figured it’s worth a try. Fruit, agave, and surprisingly little alcohol on the nose. Not a lot going on flavorwise, but certainly nothing objectionable either. A hint of smoke, some agave, a little briny, a little sweet. Finishes a bit thin. Really not bad, just not intriguing enough to hold my interest. I prefer to sip mezcal rather than mix with it, but I’ve substituted this in place of blanco tequila in cocktails with good results. Batch R502-18, Bottle 52/3960, 44% ABV.

Wasn’t sure what to expect when I saw this at Trader Joe’s for $27.99 a liter, but when I saw that it’s from Grupo Yuu Baal I figured it’s worth a try. Fruit, agave, and surprisingly little alcohol on the nose. Not a lot going on flavorwise, but certainly nothing objectionable either. A hint of smoke, some agave, a little briny, a little sweet. Finishes a bit thin. Really not bad, just not intriguing enough to hold my interest. I prefer to sip mezcal rather than mix with it, but I’

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