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Tio Pesca Tobala

Tio Pesca Tobala is an ancestral mezcal made by hand with the wild maguey Tobala in the town of Sola de Vega, Oaxaca, Mexico.

Rating: (7 reviews)
Brand:Tio Pesca Mezcal
NOM:NOM-O258X
Mezcalero:Fernando Mitra
Maguey:Tobala
Agave:Potatorum
Grind:Hand
Distillation:Clay Pot
Style:Joven
State:Oaxaca
Town:Sola de Vega
ABV: 47%
Website: http://tiopesca.com/
About this mezcal

Tio Pesca Tobala is made with wild maguey Tobala in the remote town of Sola de Vega, Oaxaca. The town of Sola de Vega is known for its clay pot distillation, and this clay-pot distilled mezcal is made by maestro mezcalero Fernando Mitra. The agave are cooked in an underground pit oven, crushed by hand with mallets, fermented in Sabina wood vats, and double distilled in clay.

Tio Pesca Mezcal

Tío Pesca is a Santa Sabia Distillery project that brings an exclusive collection of ancestral palenques to the international market. They seek to preserve traditions and processing techniques that their ancestors have transmitted from generation to generation. Santa Sabia Distillery is also involved in Pescador de Suenos Mezcal, Aprendiz Mezcal, and Vecindad Tequila.

7 reviews

4.14 out of 5


Zack Klamn

Zack Klamn

74 reviews
Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars2 weeks ago

Batch: TPTO-01
Nose: A hint of mint. A touch of funky, cream cheese.

Palate: Dark chocolate / mint ice cream. Heat in the middle with a smoke and leather punch. Still hot on the finish – clay, salty with a strawberry jolly rancher sweetness.

A solid, middle-of-the-pack tobala.

Jonny

Jonny

475 reviews
Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars3 months ago

Tasted a dram sample, so no batch or bottle number. Aromas of slate, saw dust, cigar box, cedar, oak, and hazelnut. The palate is light with more notes of slate and cedar, mixing with some notes of red berries: strawberries, red raspberries, and cranberries. A bit of heat on the back of the palate.

Gregg T&T

Gregg T&T

78 reviews
Rated 4 out of 5 stars3 months ago

Bell pepper core, fresh rain water and lemongrass on the nose. Anise, celery leaf and spearmint on the palate. Probably my favorite of the lineup.

HighWine

HighWine

25 reviews
Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars3 months ago

47% ABV. No batch or bottle number. Aroma of damp terra cotta, potting soil, and green olive brine. The fragrance has a cheesiness reminiscent of a raicilla. Alcohol heat up front in the mouth that numbs the lips. Taste is charred wood, a touch of plastic, clay, and some sips reveal sweetness and flavors of hard fruit candy. Finish is smoky and slightly vegetal with a pleasant aftertaste.

aarild

aarild

6 reviews
Rated 5 out of 5 stars3 months ago

The 2017 batch TPTO02 clocks in at 50.13% ABV and is quite something. A wonderfully clean and elegant mezcal, with integrated alcohol. I love the way the fruity freshness cohabits with smoke, spice and mineral qualities without any of them taking over the show entirely. Clay on the nose at first, a bit citrus peel and a whiff of an old antiquity store. Initial flavours of lime peel and limestone hits the palate, developing into agave burst with strong connotations of quince. A puff of smoke introduces a long, pleasant aftertaste of mint, cucumber, white peppercorn and a peatiness that I think reminds me about whiskies from the Orkneys. Each sip is a voyage through vague memories of time and places, no wonder the tobala is said to bring about dreams.

The 2017 batch TPTO02 clocks in at 50.13% ABV and is quite something. A wonderfully clean and elegant mezcal, with integrated alcohol. I love the way the fruity freshness cohabits with smoke, spice and mineral qualities without any of them taking over the show entirely. Clay on the nose at first, a bit citrus peel and a whiff of an old antiquity store. Initial flavours of lime peel and limestone hits the palate, developing into agave burst with strong connotations of quince. A puff of smoke intr

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jklitzke

jklitzke

6 reviews
Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars6 months ago

Excellent mezcal on the cleaner and lighter end of the spectrum, but still complex and interesting. Citrus is well balanced with some warm agave sweetness to round out the palate.

Nose is lemon lime with gentle smokiness and essence of dried resinous wood. Body is moderately light, with some pleasing fireworks on the tongue reminiscent of rye whiskey. Arrival to the palate is dominated by lime and lemon peel, partially offset by the agave’s earthy/spicy sweetness. Gentle smokiness continues throughout while notes of white pepper, dried savory leaves and cloves rise later. Finish is limey sour at first, giving way to a long lingering return of the agave sweetness and, after many minutes, buttery caramel.

Excellent mezcal on the cleaner and lighter end of the spectrum, but still complex and interesting. Citrus is well balanced with some warm agave sweetness to round out the palate.
Nose is lemon lime with gentle smokiness and essence of dried resinous wood. Body is moderately light, with some pleasing fireworks on the tongue reminiscent of rye whiskey. Arrival to the palate is dominated by lime and lemon peel, partially offset by the agave’s earthy/spicy sweetness. Gentle smokiness continu

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juanquillo

juanquillo

8 reviews
Rated 5 out of 5 stars2 years ago

this is a nice price quality mezcal for ancestral, I love the sweetness when I pair it with foie gras

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