Wahaka Ensamble takes on the characteristics of the Tobalá, which then moves into the earth, mineral and citrus notes found in the Madre Cuishe.
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|Mezcalero:||Alberto Morales Mendez|
|Maguey:||Espadin, Madrecuishe, Tobala|
|Agave:||Angustifolia, Karwinskii, Potatorum|
|Town:||San Dionisio Ocotepec|
|Website:||http://www.wahakamezcal.com, opens in new window|
About this mezcal
Wahaka Ensamble is one of the most unique members of the Wahaka suite. This mezcal is a blend of maguey Espadín (50%), Madre Cuishe (25%), and Tobalá (25%) that are cooked, fermented, and distilled together. This Ensamble is full-bodied and carries the distinctive floral aroma of the Tobalá. At first sip, it takes on the characteristics of the Tobalá, which then moves into the earth, mineral and citrus notes found in the Madre Cuishe.
2011 Spirits of Mexico – Silver Medal
2011 New York International Spirits Competition – Silver Medal
2011 Tequila.net “Best of the Best” Award
2012 San Francisco World Spirits Competition – Silver Medal 2012 Ultimate Spirits Challenge – 87 out of 100 – Very Good
2012 International Review of Spirits – Gold Medal – 95 out of 100 – Exceptional
Wahaka Mezcal is the result of several childhood friends from Mexico City who turned their passion for Mexico’s oldest distilled spirit into a sustainably produced, community-focused, and internationally recognized brand. In 2010, they set out to find Mexico’s finest mezcal. After months of intensely researching, travelling, and tasting their way through Oaxaca, they found kindred spirits in maestro mezcalero Alberto “Beto” Morales Mendez and his family, who, for five generations, have been perfecting the art of making mezcal in San Dionisio Ocotepec, a tiny village in the Central Valley of Oaxaca. Together they created Wahaka, and with it, a new model for mezcal brands, one that was as committed to making an award-winning product as it was supporting the community from which flourishes. Unlike any other spirit, mezcal is a product of its terroir—and you can taste the Spirit of Oaxaca in every drop of this artisanally crafted, small-batch elixir.
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A little minerality, a little citrus, some agave sweetness, a bit minty vegetal on a smooth finish. Round and balanced. It’s delicous and easy to sip but perhaps a bit boring compared to mezcals that reach for extremes.
Very balanced recipe. Espadin as a base gives it sweetness, the Madre Cuishe provides a crispy citrus pop, and the Tobala (least prominent to me) adds a touch of fruitiness. After drinking higher-proof mezcal, this can seem a little watered down, so be sure to enjoy it on the front end of a tasting. It’s softness makes it very approachable to newbies and a great choice as a daily drinker.
Nic Hnastchenko108 reviews
Nice ensamble of some of my favorite agaves, but coming in a little bit light for my tastes.
I love this ensemble. Very well balanced mix of sugars & acids. No off-notes at all. The tobala and madre cuishe come through clearly. I could drink and enjoy this wonderful blend every day.
Really dug this. One of my favorite ensambles. Great for the price, worth picking up a bottle
I’ve had a few bottles of this over the years and it’s consistently awesome. It’s tasty when sipped neat and it makes for a great mixer. I typically use it in cocktails like smoky palomas and mezcal bloody mary’s. It’s smooth with a nice balance of smoky and sweet.