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The Lost Explorer Salmiana

The Lost Explorer Salmiana is produced by maestro mezcalero Fortino Ramos in the community of San Pablo Huixtepec, Oaxaca.

Rating: (3 reviews)
Brand:The Lost Explorer Mezcal
NOM:NOM-O404X
Mezcalero:Fortino Ramos Florean
Maguey:Verde
Agave:Salmiana
Grind:Tahona
Distillation:Copper
Style:Joven
State:Oaxaca
Town:San Pablo Huixtepec
ABV: 42%
Age of plant: 12 years
Website: https://thelostexplorermezcal.com/, opens in new window

About this mezcal

The Lost Explorer Salmiana is made with agave Salmiana (maguey Verde) in San Pablo Huixtepec, Oaxaca. This is the brand’s most herbaceous expression of all, offering a sweet and spicy profile with hints of green chili, grapefruit and fresh agave.

The Lost Explorer Mezcal

The Lost Explorer Mezcal is committed to the sustainable production of high-quality handcrafted mezcal in a manner that benefits the local mezcal-producing community in Oaxaca and protects the land’s biodiversity, with the long-term mission of becoming the most sustainable mezcal brand in the world.

On this journey, they hold themselves to the highest standards of globally recognized pillars of environmental excellence, while constantly striving to raise the bar for the industry. For them, sustainability is not an initiative but a way of life. Each step in the full cycle of creating and sharing their mezcal with the world is an opportunity to reinforce values related to: Climate & Energy, Water Conservation, Regenerative Agriculture, Supply Chain Excellence, and Community Building.

3 reviews

3.83 out of 5

Tyler

Tyler

570 reviews
Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars6 months ago

The most interesting (and costly) bottle in the Lost Explorer lineup. Big minty notes. Some mint chip ice cream. Jonny’s review is spot on with Jolly Ranchers, I get the watermelon flavor. I can see people really getting into this one because it is not too smoky nor harsh. It is approachable and quite unique. Flavors aren’t very complex but they’re outside the average Oaxacan mezcal spectrum. Bit of water on the finish.

This bit from their website is confusing: “Salmiana really stands for its scientific name Maguey Verde, an agave traditionally used to produce pulque.” I think they meant “local name”; Agave salmiana is the scientific name I’ve never heard of the source of pulque called Maguey Verde in Oaxaca. The cost of $180/bottle is a bit ridiculous for this low ABV mezcal; I hope the producer is getting a nice cut of that profit. The Derrumbes SLP tastes similar and is $35/bottle. I will say that the agave “age statement” on the bottles is very creative and educational. If it were to catch on there is no way to regulate or verify it.. fun marketing technique though.

No batch info; this was a sample received in January 2021.

The most interesting (and costly) bottle in the Lost Explorer lineup. Big minty notes. Some mint chip ice cream. Jonny’s review is spot on with Jolly Ranchers, I get the watermelon flavor. I can see people really getting into this one because it is not too smoky nor harsh. It is approachable and quite unique. Flavors aren’t very complex but they’re outside the average Oaxacan mezcal spectrum. Bit of water on the finish.
This bit from their website is confusing: “Salmiana

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LouisGB

LouisGB

1 review
Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars10 months ago

Solid herbaceous notes with a nice sweetness, plenty of citrus fruit flavors with hints of spice. Really good length, there is a lot going on! So good.

Jonny

Jonny

581 reviews
Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars1 year ago

Aromas of aftershave, minty mouthwash, figs, and red apples. The palate is sweet with plums, apricots, grapefruit, and Jolly Ranchers. There’s a strong candied element to this that is super sugary and sweet. I’m enjoying this one.

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