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Union Uno

The families that produce Mezcal Union Uno have generations of mezcal experience. Union operates as a sort of collective for several producer-families.

Rating: (18 reviews)
Brand:Union Mezcal
NOM:NOM-O174X
Mezcalero:Pedro Hernandez
Agave:Barril, Cirial, Espadin
Distillation:Copper
Style:Blend, Ensamble, Joven
State:Oaxaca
Town:San Baltazar Guélavila
ABV: 40%
Age of plant: 8-20 years
Website: http://www.mezcalunion.com/
About this mezcal

Mezcal Unión Uno uses farm-grown Espadin agave and wild Cirial agave. This agave is cut and roasted for four days. The families that produce Union have several generations experience as their main craft. Union uses a collection of different producer-families in the region to produce their bottles. Earlier batches of Union Uno contained a third agave: Barril.

Union Mezcal

Union is one of the most commonly found mezcals for cocktails in the US and Mexico. Their story says that when starting the company, an old man told them that the future of mezcal would be based on a UNIÓN. That's how they named the company, and that's how they decided to make a mezcal that featured different producer families. Though Pedro Hernandez is their master mezcalero, each bottle is produced by a union of Oaxacan families. There may be slight variations of flavor from batch to batch, but not much, as they are now using a Solera process to ensure better consistency. In February of 2017, Mezcal Union signed a distribution agreement with Diageo. The agreement keeps the ownership of Union in the hands of its founders, while opening the doors to a wider distribution network.

Read more about Mezcal Union on our blog: Mezcal Union Palenque Tour

 

Mezcal Union promotional video

18 reviews

3.7 of out 5 stars


Mansson

Mansson

20 reviews
2 months ago

Batch MKU097. A reliable choice for agave-based drinks as it’s well-priced and won’t dominate the overall taste. But, while it works for sipping as well, it doesn’t provide much excitement. Sweet, floral, piney and well-balanced, it’s also rather light and watery with just a hint of smoke. Innocuous. A good start for a mezcal beginner.

Rorschach

Rorschach

17 reviews
6 months ago

A good intro mezcal. It’s not a brute and also lighter on the wallet, especially for a ensamble.

Rakhal

Rakhal

104 reviews
7 months ago

MKU078. Light and fresh. Pine forest, rose water, white pepper, with a sweet vanilla milkshake finish. A bit thin and watery.

12 months ago

Aside from Koch Espadin, this is my everyday Mezcal. Much gentler on the palate due to its lower ABV (40° in France) this nice balance between Espadin and Cirial give you everything you want for a sipping Mezcal. Light peppery notes, a bit of freshness and the kick of earthy and smoky feelings that should linger but not overwhelm your palate in any Mezcal.
Definitely a must for beginners and any Smoky Paloma fan out there !

MezcalOneRock

MezcalOneRock

3 reviews
1 year ago

Still the most well rounded, easy to drink Mezcal. Perfect for introducing someone to this delicious spirit.

Hörky Båmf

Hörky Båmf

17 reviews
1 year ago

Quickly becoming my everyday-anytime favorite. Commonly available, budget friendly, approachable, good flavor, slightly sweet finish. Best basic mezcal that I’ve found so far at this price point. I really want to try the Viejo.

namespayne

namespayne

4 reviews
2 years ago

Buttery vanilla sweetness and floral notes with plenty of smoke. The finish trails off a little soon, and there’s a tendency towards burning alcohol, but not too often and not harsh. Easy sipper, quite good, but not knock-your-socks-off good. Perfect starter.

razorbackmike

razorbackmike

96 reviews
2 years ago

very nice.vanilla bean and mild black pepper.smooth entry and finish .good mezcal at any price but at 35.00 a bottle,it is a steal.very good sipper.easy to sip on all evening.

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David M

3 years ago

Great Mezcal for those whom starting the journey into the Mezcal world.
Well balanced, not to smoky, nice fresh and spicy finish !

Tyler

Tyler

324 reviews
3 years ago

Enjoyable mezcal and very well-priced. My top recommended mezcal for those new to the spirit. It’s used in cocktails but decent to sip which makes it versatile. There are notes of vanilla, pine, and citrus. Certain batches have contained barril agave but the ones I’ve tasted are just espadin and cirial at an 90/10 blend. Very smooth and retains nice flavors at 40% ABV. Lot MKU059.

For the price and consistent quality it’s a four star mezcal.

rsidrys

rsidrys

38 reviews
3 years ago

Used mostly for cocktails, though pleasant enough to sip on. Had the usual smoky agave earthiness with pine and citrus as the standout features – perhaps from the Cirial agave that was blended in with the Espadin.

If I could, I’d rate it just below 3 (like a 2.8), because it did seem to lack balance and reminded me too much of Pine-Sol (see pine and citrus reference).

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Cassidy

3 years ago

For someone who doesn’t drink mezcal, this was great! Very smooth.

Sandy

Sandy

11 reviews
3 years ago

Union is a great go to Mezcal. I love sharing it with friends that are trying Mezcal for the first time!

Mezcal_Mary

Mezcal_Mary

6 reviews
3 years ago

This is a nice, smooth, sipping mezcal. I like to start with a mezcal like Union Joven before moving on to others.

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Chris O

3 years ago

Smokey mezcal. Good price point for the product. Would order this again.

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Matt Bayuk

3 years ago

A brilliant, simple, mezcal. This is a great sipper for a nice relaxing evening… Very clean, mellow, and a light touch of fruit.

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Jordan

3 years ago

Excellent smoky taste, that’s easy to drink. Perfectly paired with oranges or other citrus fruit.

Jonny

Jonny

341 reviews
3 years ago

Union Joven is a staple in most bars in Texas. I see it everywhere and it’s a great mixer. I’ve also been drinking it neat for several years, and have found that it is very soft and enjoyable. For the price, this is a great mezcal. The blend of agave make this a very easy choice.

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