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Unión 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: (33 reviews)
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Brand:Union Mezcal
NOM:NOM-O174X
COMERCAM:0288A1015673A, opens in new window
Mezcalero:Jorge Aaron Mendez Cortes, Pedro Hernandez
Maguey:Barril, Cirial, Espadin
Agave:Angustifolia, Karwinskii
Distillation:Copper
Style:Blend, Ensamble, Joven
State:Oaxaca
Town:San Baltazar Guélavila
ABV: 38% or 40%
Age of plant: 8-20 years
Website: https://mezcalunion.com/, opens in new window
Ownership:Diageo

About this mezcal

Mezcal Unión Uno uses farm-grown maguey Espadin and wild maguey Cirial. 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 maguey: 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. In August 2021 it was announced that Diageo would acquire Union’s parent company, Casa UM, for an undisclosed sum.

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

 

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Member rating

3.38 out of 5

33 reviews

Hörky Båmf

Hörky Båmf

20 reviews
Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars6 years ago

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

9 reviews
Rated 3 out of 5 stars7 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

160 reviews
Rated 3 out of 5 stars7 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.

David M

Rated 5 out of 5 stars7 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

654 reviews
Rated 4 out of 5 stars8 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

50 reviews
Rated 3 out of 5 stars8 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).

Cassidy

Rated 4 out of 5 stars8 years ago

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

Sandy

Sandy

11 reviews
Rated 4 out of 5 stars8 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
Rated 4 out of 5 stars8 years ago

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

Chris O

Rated 3 out of 5 stars8 years ago

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

Matt Bayuk

Rated 4 out of 5 stars8 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.

Jordan

Rated 4 out of 5 stars8 years ago

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

Jonny

Jonny

713 reviews
Rated 4 out of 5 stars8 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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