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Reyes y Cobardes Salmiana

Reyes y Cobardes Salmiana is produced in San Luis Potosi with agave Salmiana, which is known for being wet, green, and funky.

Rating: (3 reviews)
Brand:Reyes y Cobardes Mezcal
Mezcalero:Jose Acosta
State:San Luis Potosí
ABV: 41.5%
Website: http://www.reyesycobardes.com, opens in new window

About this mezcal

Reyes y Cobardes Salmiana is made with agave Salmiana in the state of San Luis Potosi. Maestro Mezcalero Don Jose Acosta learned the mezcal trade from his father. He harvests his agave from a semi-arid plateau that rests between the desert and a steep mountain ridge. This mezcal is traditionally produced in an horno of volcanic rock and it is distilled in a copper still. This mezcal has a bit of spice with a citrus aftertaste.

Reyes y Cobardes Mezcal

Reyes y Cobardes Mezcal is curated by chef Daniel Tellez Reynoso. He met mezcaleros Juan Claudio and Juan Manuel in 2014 in the region of Sola de Vega, Oaxaca. Together, they started the brand that soon spread to include other producers in different states. They have a seed bank and reforestation programs that emphasize sustainable cultivation methods. They compost spent agave pulp, and they reportedly convert unusable distillate into a fuel source to power the main facility’s machinery.

Member rating

2.67 out of 5

3 reviews



35 reviews
Rated 3 out of 5 stars6 years ago

Batch 07, 41.5% ABV, Don Jose Acosta. A mild version of Salmiana Mezcal from San Luis Potosi. Suitable for full-on gulps, rather than sipping. For ease of consumption alone it’s worth an additional half star. I like it.



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Rated 3 out of 5 stars7 years ago

Funky and wild on the nose but not as funky as other Agave Salmiana mezcals on the palate. Really interesting juice. There is a flavor of watery American cheese here with notes of melted salted chocolate. That sounds weird but it’s worth trying.. I’m enjoying it. Mezcals from SLP are rare in the USA. Batch 07. Don José Acosta. 41.5% ABV.



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Rated 2 out of 5 stars7 years ago

Batch 07. Piney aromas. Nicely adjusted notes across the palate. There’s a bit of funk with notes of blue cheese, goat, and potatoes. This is a direct meat and cheese mezcal. Straight-forward and clean. Great deal for the price if you want something light and funky.

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