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Wahaka Espadin Botaniko

Wahaka Espadin Botaniko is another vegan “pechuga” by master distiller Alberto Morales. It has notes of juniper, cardamom, vanilla, lemon, and lavender.

About this mezcal

Wahaka Espadin Botaniko is a limited release. It’s made by adding a bag of herbs to the copper still during the second distillation. The herbs are collected from nearby fields around San Dionisio Ocotepec. The process creates a clean mezcal with notes of juniper, cardamom, vanilla, lemon, and lavender. Like the Wahaka Manzanita, this is another vegan “pechuga” by master distiller Alberto Morales.

Wahaka Mezcal

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.

Read more about our visit to the Wahaka Mezcal Palenque.

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3.33 out of 5

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Rated 3 out of 5 stars4 years ago

Did this as part of a tasting and I didn’t get the lot number. Tastes like gin. No agave flavor. It’s nice though for an agave gin. Juniper and cardamom are strong, I also got some black licorice. Probably good in a Negroni.



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Rated 3 out of 5 stars4 years ago

This is more of a gin to me than a mezcal. Or a ‘smoked gin’ if you will. Very sweet (maybe too much?) & herbal on the nose – notes of lemon, eucalyptus, and some other herbs. Someone said it best – tastes like a spa! Would love to use this in place of gin when making a negroni. Not bad by any means, it’s just hard to constitute this one as your traditional mezcal.



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Rated 4 out of 5 stars7 years ago

Had a chance to try some of this at the Wahaka planeque in San Dionisio Ocotepec. It’s like nothing else I’ve ever tasted. There are strong notes of vanilla bean and lavender that give this mezcal a really sweet and delicious character. I’m a big fan of this mezcal.

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