Powered by 100% agave

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: (1 review)
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.

1 review

3 of out 5 stars


Hörky Båmf on Dec 16, 2018

16 reviews

  • Overall:

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’

Read more
Write a mezcal review

Login or create an account to add your tasting notes

Follow @mezcalreviews