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Yuu Baal Jabali

Yuu Baal Jabali is one of the few clay-pot-distilled mezcals made with maguey Jabali on the international market.

Rating: (3 reviews)
Brand:Yuu Baal Mezcal
NOM:NOM-O72X
Mezcalero:Nahun Bohorquez
Maguey:Jabali
Agave:Convallis
Grind:Hand
Distillation:Clay Pot
Style:Joven
State:Oaxaca
Town:Miahuatlán
ABV: 45%
Website: http://www.mezcalyuubaal.com/, opens in new window

About this mezcal

Yuu Baal Jabali is made with maguey Jabali that are cooked in a traditional pit oven. Once cooked, the agave are mashed by hand with wooden mallets, fermented in pine wood vats, and double distilled in small clay pots. The label says this mezcal was produced in Miahuatlan de Porfirio Diaz, Oaxaca using clay pots which makes it unique because that region is not known for distillation in clay.

Yuu Baal Mezcal

Mezcal Yuu Baal is a social enterprise that highlights the traditions of the native Oaxacan producers of mezcal. They pay close attention to detail on the complete process of production to ensure the mystical, the exotic, and the absolutely delightful taste is in every majestic drink. Grupo Yuu Baal is made up of producers in San Juan del Rio, San Luis del Rio Tlacolula and Miahuatlan, Oaxaca.

The quality of the maguey begins in the earth. This means that the complete cycle of production, including planting, cutting, and distillation are done manually, and all with absolute respect for the environment.

3 reviews

4 out of 5

Tyler

Tyler

574 reviews
Rated 3 out of 5 stars2 weeks ago

Musty with notes of cherry Life Savers candy. A friend of mine loves this but it is not for me. It is not unique or wild for my taste. The labels says clay pot from Miahuatlan which raises red flags for me; I’ve never heard of clay pot distillation in that region. Of course, they don’t list the producer. This is a very expensive bottle at around $180 for 750ml but it seems they may have lowered the price. My bar was set high early on for Jabali mezcals after tasting Rey Campero and El Jolgorio (batch 1 and 2). Batch YJ15-18, bottle 329/720.

Musty with notes of cherry Life Savers candy. A friend of mine loves this but it is not for me. It is not unique or wild for my taste. The labels says clay pot from Miahuatlan which raises red flags for me; I’ve never heard of clay pot distillation in that region. Of course, they don’t list the producer. This is a very expensive bottle at around $180 for 750ml but it seems they may have lowered the price. My bar was set high early on for Jabali mezcals after tasting Rey Campero and E

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Jonathan Lockwood

Jonathan Lockwood

12 reviews
Rated 5 out of 5 stars3 months ago

I tried this at The Room here in San Miguel de Allende on March 12, 2022. At first the proprietors had me try 60 Fierros Jabali–and I loved it immediately. Nice, big, round flavors.

At the first sip of this Yuu Baal Jabali, I wasn’t grabbed. It was okay. But the more I sipped the more of the subtle flavors I detected. If you know me you’d know I hesitate to use the term “smoky” for mezcales, thinking it’s wildly overused. But…heh heh heh…I think this one might qualify as such. A nice, subtle, smoky beauty that lingers in the back of my throat. I decided I like this one better than the previous. Salud!

I tried this at The Room here in San Miguel de Allende on March 12, 2022. At first the proprietors had me try 60 Fierros Jabali–and I loved it immediately. Nice, big, round flavors.
At the first sip of this Yuu Baal Jabali, I wasn’t grabbed. It was okay. But the more I sipped the more of the subtle flavors I detected. If you know me you’d know I hesitate to use the term “smoky” for mezcales, thinking it’s wildly overused. But…heh heh heh…I think t

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Zack Klamn

Zack Klamn

421 reviews
Rated 4 out of 5 stars10 months ago

Batch: YJ15-18 Bottle: 555/720
Nose – Rosemary, salt and pepper seasoned, rotisserie chicken drumstick. Chocolate-dusted almonds.

Palate – Soft, icing sugar sweetness and delicate poultry (a medium-rare duck breast). This is very well-balanced the whole way through although I feel like it would be even a little better at a 48%-ish ABV (vs. 45% where it’s at). This is in the 4.25-ish range and I’d like round up but this bottle is quite pricy (although I got it on sale) – so rounding down to 4 stars.

Batch: YJ15-18 Bottle: 555/720
Nose – Rosemary, salt and pepper seasoned, rotisserie chicken drumstick. Chocolate-dusted almonds.
Palate – Soft, icing sugar sweetness and delicate poultry (a medium-rare duck breast). This is very well-balanced the whole way through although I feel like it would be even a little better at a 48%-ish ABV (vs. 45% where it’s at). This is in the 4.25-ish range and I’d like round up but this bottle is quite pricy (although I got it on sale) &

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