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Wahaka Espadin

Wahaka Joven Espadín is very well balanced with notes of smoke, earth, and sweetness. It is meant to transport you to San Dionisio Ocotepec.

Rating: (7 reviews)
Brand:Wahaka Mezcal
NOM:NOM-O148X
Mezcalero:Alberto Morales Mendez
Agave:Espadin
Grind:Tahona
Distillation:Copper
Style:Joven
State:Oaxaca
Town:San Dionisio Ocotepec
ABV: 40%
Website: www.wahakamezcal.com
About this mezcal

Wahaka Joven Espadín delivers what pure, artisanal mezcal is all about: an experience that awakens the senses with a delicate balance of smoke, earth, and sweetness. A specialty of their maestro mezcalero, Alberto “Beto” Morales, the Joven Espadín instantly transports you to our estate in San Dionisio Ocotepec, Oaxaca, where this Mezcal’s agave is grown, cooked, crushed, fermented, and double-distilled on a palenque that Beto describes as “a place of respect and harmony, where no arguments or even bad words may be uttered.”

Awards:
2011 Spirits of Mexico – Silver Medal
2011 New York International Spirits Competition – Silver Medal
2012 San Francisco World Spirits Competition – Silver Medal 2012 Ultimate Spirits Challenge – 84 out of 100 – Good
2012 International Review of Spirits – Gold Medal – 93 out of 100 – Exceptional

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.

7 reviews

3.6 of out 5 stars


GreenspointTexas on Nov 8, 2018

34 reviews

  • Overall:

Standard espadin. Nothing to see here, move along

PDutton on Sep 15, 2018

23 reviews

  • Overall:

Dry, blended [some mesquite?] smoke. Baked mineral agave sweetness, green tea, green apple / tart orchard fruits, thyme, orange oils, lemon, grapefruit, cracked peppercorn, mild jalapeno, reminiscent of a highlands tequila but with less complex sugars, watermelon, slight ginger, spearmint, touch of dried fig.

Agave hit then wafts of smoke, pepper adds complexity without heat while citrus notes add liveliness. Good minerality and control of proof whilst coming across as bigger than 40%. Finish bitters out almost like tannins and peppers over the lingering agave sweetness.

Cheap, available, sippable and also mixable. The balance of citrus and pepper over agave reminds me of highlands tequilas. Great value.

Dry, blended [some mesquite?] smoke. Baked mineral agave sweetness, green tea, green apple / tart orchard fruits, thyme, orange oils, lemon, grapefruit, cracked peppercorn, mild jalapeno, reminiscent of a highlands tequila but with less complex sugars, watermelon, slight ginger, spearmint, touch of dried fig.
Agave hit then wafts of smoke, pepper adds complexity without heat while citrus notes add liveliness. Good minerality and control of proof whilst coming across as bigger than 40%. Finish bi

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Tyler on Dec 3, 2016

233 reviews

  • Overall:

This espadin goes down smooth at 40% ABV. This has your classic mezcal smoke.. along with notes of minty sweetness, rainwater, slight earthiness. This Wahaka is a great one to give people trying mezcal neat for the first time as the alcohol won’t overpower them. This would also make for a great cocktail; one that isn’t dominated by strong citrus, allowing the mezcal flavors to remain prominent. Considering the low price of around $35 USD a bottle, this espadin is a great way to get into mezcal. Lot: FORTALEZA-011

This espadin goes down smooth at 40% ABV. This has your classic mezcal smoke.. along with notes of minty sweetness, rainwater, slight earthiness. This Wahaka is a great one to give people trying mezcal neat for the first time as the alcohol won’t overpower them. This would also make for a great cocktail; one that isn’t dominated by strong citrus, allowing the mezcal flavors to remain prominent. Considering the low price of around $35 USD a bottle, this espadin is a great way to get i

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Mary Batchelor on Sep 17, 2016

  • Overall:

Delicious, smokey, fruity flavors!

Larry on Sep 17, 2016

  • Overall:

I’d recommend this to those that are new to the mezcal scene. Flavourful with a smooth finish!

Justin on Sep 17, 2016

  • Overall:

It’s a bit bitey! But delicious nonetheless. Definitely a sipper not a slammer

3chainz on Sep 17, 2016

19 reviews

  • Overall:

Flavors are complex but subtle and brought forward by extraordinary smoothness

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