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Scorpion Silver

This award-winning Scorpion Silver Mezcal is artisan-made in small batches in Oaxaca, Mexico, with a real scorpion in every bottle.

Rating: (3 reviews)
Brand:Scorpion Mezcal
NOM:NOM-O19X
Mezcalero:Doug French
Agave:Espadin
Distillation:Copper
Style:Joven
State:Oaxaca
Town:San Agustin
ABV: 40%
Website: http://www.scorpionmezcal.com
About this mezcal

A dry bouquet, hints of lime, citrus, cucumber salt, and savory herbs, and on more warming: char, creosote, some spiciness, and a faint trace of balsam. This award-winning Scorpion Silver Mezcal is artisan-made in small batches in Oaxaca, Mexico, with a real scorpion in every bottle. This version is freshly distilled and bottled without aging.

Scorpion Mezcal

Scorpion Mezcal is made from 100% agave. Most of their mezcal is double distilled in copper, but they also some some special editions that break from this trend. Their Reposado and Anejo offerings are aged in French Oak. Scorpion has been available in the US since 1996, which dates back to around the same time that Del Maguey began importing to the US as well. Their slogan is "Worms are for wimps" as each bottle has a scorpion at the bottom. Scorpion is made by distiller Doug French, who learned the trade from 3rd generation mezcalero Don Lupe. Doug also runs the Master Mezcalier program that is held in various cities across the US.

 

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3 reviews

3.7 of out 5 stars


Jonny on Sep 3, 2017

  • Overall:

Lot 113-2. Highly sippable and good as a mixer. This is cheap and delicious. Once I got over the Scorpion at the bottom, which is gimmicky, it’s actually got a going on. This has a lot of citrus on the nose and the palate. Notes of orange and lime. Balanced and clean.

Tyler on Apr 27, 2017

  • Overall:

This mezcal doesn’t have a worm in the bottle, there’s a scorpion. It’s kind of bizarre but don’t judge this book by its cover. Scorpion Silver is decent stuff. There are some soft floral notes on the nose. It’s quite full and velvety on the palette. Flavor notes of pepper, vanilla, and a slightly artificial lime taste. The handwriting on my bottle is smudged but it looks like batch 113-2, bottle 2708 out of 5000.

razorbackmike on Apr 11, 2017

  • Overall:

price doesnt always equate with quality.this mezcal is not expensive but is one of my favorites.the flavor is sweet with strong anise.the licorice is not overpowering but balanced with mild hot pepper.creamy mouth feel.good heat.the aged scorpions are great too!they have a slight burnt tobacco quality that i really enjoy.i guess they felt the need to include the scorpion in the bottle as a marketing gimmick.the truth is that the spirit stands strong on its own.delicious!

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