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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.

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.

16 reviews

3.59 out of 5


Churchyard

Churchyard

4 reviews
Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars2 weeks ago

Batch WHK-029

Very smooth, a little thin, with a subtle but present smokiness. Lots of flavors of earth, clay, and dirt. Some cactus and asparagus in the background. It’s a little one dimensional, but it is pleasant and an excellent bottle for the price.

312

312

3 reviews
Rated 4 out of 5 stars3 months ago

Batch WHK-030. Clear. Pine and petrichor on the nose. Medium body, smooth, well-rounded. Notes of pine, strawberry and smoke. Long finish.

Zack Klamn

Zack Klamn

99 reviews
Rated 4 out of 5 stars4 months ago

Batch: WHK-036
Nose: Shoe leather. Watermelon sweet but a tad musty.

Palate: Balance! Smoky, candy sweet and some minerality too – a total all around’er.

Flavors are bold enough this feels like it could be more than the 40% ABV (perhaps the 42-43% range?). Solid entry level mezcal.

Bandoleroo

Bandoleroo

9 reviews
Rated 1.5 out of 5 stars5 months ago

Smoky. I would use for mixing not sipping.

Joe

Joe

27 reviews
Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars6 months ago

40%. 7-8 year old Maguey. San Dionisio Ocotepec. Batch WHK-034 Alberto Morales. Dusty aroma with light roasty agave smell. Round well balanced flavor. Lightly earthy, mild sweetness. Easy pleasant drinking, tasty.

mezcalmusic

mezcalmusic

1 review
Rated 5 out of 5 stars8 months ago

Great

meighmey

meighmey

18 reviews
Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars1 year ago

Batch WHK-03 … Light citrus aroma with a touch of minerality. Flavors of orange peel, wet stone, and smoke. Clean bright finish. Enjoyed neat … good intro into mezcal with lower AbV … priced for cocktails (<$35usd).

Firesidesipper

Firesidesipper

25 reviews
Rated 4 out of 5 stars1 year ago

I really liked this. A wonderfully clean/pure and crisp mezcal with smoke and citrus notes that hang on the palate through a slightly sweet finish. An uncomplicated sipper that is a delight. A real bargain to boot.
Lot PAZ-024

Rorschach

Rorschach

30 reviews
Rated 4 out of 5 stars2 years ago

Great for the price. Maybe a beginners mezcal since it is 40%abv. Smooth and not harsh.
Lote: OAX-026

GreenspointTexas

GreenspointTexas

240 reviews
Rated 3 out of 5 stars2 years ago

Standard espadin. Nothing to see here, move along

TheAgaveFairy

TheAgaveFairy

137 reviews
Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars3 years ago

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

Tyler

460 reviews
Rated 3 out of 5 stars4 years ago

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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Mezcal_Mary

Mezcal_Mary

6 reviews
Rated 4 out of 5 stars5 years ago

Delicious, smokey, fruity flavors!

Larry

Rated 4 out of 5 stars5 years ago

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

Justin

Rated 4 out of 5 stars5 years ago

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

3chainz

3chainz

19 reviews
Rated 4 out of 5 stars5 years ago

Flavors are complex but subtle and brought forward by extraordinary smoothness

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