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Siete Misterios Barril

Siete Misterios Barril is made with 100% maguey Barril, which is named for its resemblance to a barrel once the leaves are cut to prepare for cooking.

About this mezcal

Siete Misterios Barril is made with 100% maguey Barril, which is a member of the Karwinskii family. The agave Barril is named for its resemblance to a barrel once the leaves are cut from it and it is ready to be cooked. Typically, Barril offers more earthy and herbal tones. This mezcal is distilled in clay pots and all of the milling is done by hand.

Siete Misterios Mezcal

Siete Misterios was founded in 2010 by brothers Julio and Eduardo Mestre with the intent of keeping traditional mezcal production at the forefront of the mezcal industry. The company sources a wide range of mezcals that all highlight a single agave varietal. They are backed by those who are deeply saddened by the industrialization seen in most tequila and some low-grade mezcal, and they’re doing everything in their power to keep the art of the mezcalero alive. The mezcaleros making their bottles change batch to batch, so one batch’s bottles may taste entirely different from the next batch’s bottles. This gives Siete Misterios a lot of variety in it’s bottling as each batch is made by a different person, with agave grown in a slightly different micro-climate, and the mezcal may hold a slightly different ABV. Make sure to check your bottle for these details.

In 2021, the Mestre brothers formed a partnership with Chatham Imports with Chatham becoming the exclusive global sales and marketing agent for Los Siete Misterios, excluding Mexico.

6 reviews

3.75 out of 5

James Christian

James Christian

22 reviews
Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars1 year ago

My favorite Siete, alongside their Arroqueno.
Nose is lemon zest, dried flowers, maybe lavender.

Mouth is super smooth and cohesive. Nothing out of place. No burn, no tingle. It is a bit light in viscosity but not thin, if that makes sense.

Tastes initially of lemon zest, then definitely goes to chocolate covered blueberries and clay. — In fact tasting this with chocolate covered berries is absolutely amazing. A great pairing.

Zack Klamn

Zack Klamn

471 reviews
Rated 4 out of 5 stars1 year ago

Nose – Buttery. Shaved lemon zest.

Palate – Creamy, clay peppery heat – very cool! Sugary raisins. Granny Smith apple slices. Charred potpourri and tobacco finish. This has a lasting aftertaste and the reviewer notes of chocolate covered blueberries is frickin bullseye! ?

Tyler

Tyler

580 reviews
Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars1 year ago

Just sipped a Sola de Vega mezcal from another producer. In comparison, this is much brighter and green. There are some classic dry woody Karwinskii notes. I get sweet green apple Runt candy. It’s enjoyable but not super complex. There is a bit of a pungent clay finish. Lot BRL 01/18. Bottle 432/1189.

COak

COak

195 reviews
Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars2 years ago

Lot BRL 01/18. Tried this against Tio Rey’s Barril en Barro, both made in clay pots in Sola de Vega. They were quite different, I like the Vago one better than this. Chocolate covered blueberries definitely come across with a bitter orange finish.

Jonny

Jonny

603 reviews
Rated 4 out of 5 stars3 years ago

Lot BRL 01/18. Bottle 432/1189. Produced by “Don Armando G.” Aromas of old dry flowers, peanuts, and lilac and lemon zest. Tastes of mid, clay, dark fruits like papaya with a bit of lemon peel, raisins, brown sugar, and chocolate. This was the tail end of the bottle and I’m not sure how long it’d been almost empty on the shelf. Regardless, the alcohol was present but muted with the bigger flavors up front.

PhilBrunski

PhilBrunski

25 reviews
Rated 3 out of 5 stars4 years ago

Chocolate covered blueberries on the nose with more toasty chocolate, clay and anonymous berries on the palate. It’s good, but the alcohol starts to come in quickly and the bitter bite on the finish makes it a bit harsh. Id say closer to a 3.5 for me.

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