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Wahaka Reposado con Gusano

Wahaka Reposado con Gusano is sweet with its light golden color and lustrous flavor. It also has the agave worm.

About this mezcal

Wahaka Reposado con Gusano is aged for up to six months in recharred American oak barrels. The Reposado con Gusano is sweet with its light golden color and lustrous flavor. Their Reposado con Gusano has the addition of an agave worm. Though aged mezcal was not part of the original plan for Wahaka, mezcalero Beto Morales insisted that it be included as this is a special family recipe that includes the combination of oak barrels and gusano, with the worms resting with the mezcal in barrels for the entirety of the aging process.

Awards:
2011 Spirits of Mexico – Gold Medal
2011 New York International Spirits Competition – Silver Medal
2011 Tequila.net “Best of the Best” Award
2012 San Francisco World Spirits Competition – Bronze Medal 2012 Ultimate Spirits Challenge – 87 out of 100 – Very 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.

2 reviews

2.25 out of 5


TzotollineRaramuri

TzotollineRaramuri

75 reviews
Rated 3 out of 5 stars8 months ago

Batch WHK-034
?- clear, no visible transitions.
?- drying impact.
Aromas of honeysuckle, honey, floral nectar, light peach, mandarin, pinewood, light rubber/plastic.
Adequate and semi complex production aroma.
Adequate and simple élevage.
Average length and fine character.
?- astringent and coating effect; sufficient smooth alcohol; medium body.
Primarily sour & bittee taste; buttery smoothness.
Flavors of pinewood, walnut, pecan, light tamarind, floral and animal honeycomb, charred lemon and peach, wasabi, ginger spice, plastic funk.
Medium flavor intensity, complex character, correct balance.
Straightforward and very long finish.
Good overall impression.
Balanced and complex, but too much funky waxy floral congeners.

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Batch WHK-034
?- clear, no visible transitions.
?- drying impact.
Aromas of honeysuckle, honey, floral nectar, light peach, mandarin, pinewood, light rubber/plastic.
Adequate and semi complex production aroma.
Adequate and simple élevage.
Average length and fine character.
?- astringent and coating effect; sufficient smooth alcohol; medium body.
Primarily sour & bittee taste; buttery smoothness.
Flavors of pinewood, walnut, pecan, light tamarind, floral and animal honeycomb, charred lemon a

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Joe

Joe

27 reviews
Rated 1.5 out of 5 stars12 months ago

Faintly yellow color, gross worm smell. Light crunchy bug flavor. Kind of turpentine like flavor. My wife says it’s smooth amd she likes it. Not me. It’s aged in an oak barrel for 6mo, but it’s hard to pick up on that, with the natural smoke in the mezcal.

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