Wahaka Espadin Manzanita is a “pechuga” made with herbs and fruits instead of meat, making this mezcal hard to find and unique.
Wahaka Espadin Manzanita
|Rating:||(5 reviews) - Write a review|
|Mezcalero:||Alberto Morales Mendez|
|Town:||San Dionisio Ocotepec|
|Website:||http://www.wahakamezcal.com, opens in new window|
About this mezcal
Wahaka Espadin Manzanita is a limited release. This mezcal is a “pechuga” made with organic heirloom apples. Maestro Mezcalero Beto Morales uses herbs and fruits in his “pechugas” instead of meat. This heirloom apple blend is placed in the copper stills during the second distillation. The fruit’s characteristics stay strong in the nose with a slight acidity.
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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Good, roasty flavor– try as I might, I can’t taste the apples. Still tasty.
LOTE FSCC-022. I liked the experience with this bottle. Got that thing when you know what is coming and your expectations get exceeded. I knew apple was going to be a big part of it and it came on like an apple pie and had a long, pleasant fruit/mase/cinnamon/brown sugar finish. My favorite of Beto’s mezcales, far more bite and more complexity and depth than the 40% Espadin.
Savory and sweet like warm apple pie, cinnamon, clove, allspice. Nice dessert Mezcal.
Lot FSCC-022. This is very round and well-balanced. While there is a whiff of tart apples, the dominant note is a vegetal one. There is also a fatty, animal flavour in the background.
Love these Wahaka special releases. I’ve had several of them now and they’re all unique. This mezcal is very clean and almost scentless. Tasting notes include wild apples followed by ripe green vegetables, with a thick mouthfeel! There’s also a slight hint of charcoal and tanned leather that is quite pleasant. These bottles can be pricey, but definitely worth trying. Lote: ORGULLO-10-AMM. Bottle 35/306.