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Casa Manglar Espadin

El-Dawg

El-Dawg
158 reviews

Lote CM-E-0821
Enticing smell of sweet sugar water and flowers. Taste comes in a bit smoky and hot for only 45%. Orange citrus notes though, and a pleasant sweetness overall.
Good entry level espadin, and price for a bottle seems great. 3.25
Review #158

Mezonte Michoacan – Emilio Vieyra

COak

COak
195 reviews

2022. 350 liters. 46%. Smells like a fruit stand and went asphalt after it rains. It’s on the lighter side, feels really fresh. Taste like pink starbursts. Not as robust as Cupreata from Guerrero but quite enjoyable.

Maximo Joven

Jonny

Jonny
594 reviews

Lot MFT04-A. Very light aromas of lemon, lime, peat, and oak. The palate is watery with some citrus notes, a bit of smoke, and some light leathery notes. There’s just not much to this one. There’s not much to really hold on to. Very plain and watery.

Mestiza Negra Espadin

Jonny

Jonny
594 reviews

Lot 1PT15(?). Sweet and semi-lactic aromas. Notes of churned butter, sweet cream, sugar cane, peach, and mango. The palate is light and largely matches the nose. Additional notes of tobacco, lime, and herbs de provence.

Hop Mez

Jonny

Jonny
594 reviews

The hops are definitely present on the nose. More aromas of chalky minerals, chlorine, magic markers, and fresh tennis balls. The palate also has elements of the hops as well. The palate also has some elements of burnt sage, oregano, and juniper. This is an interesting concept, but I don’t picture myself reaching for this very frequently.

Monte Alban Mezcal Con Gusano

LooseGasCap

LooseGasCap
1 review

For adventure on a budget…
Odd to see an agave worm featured as an essential part of the experience… but it’s been there since forever. Sammy, is this what you sang about???

Notes of cola, maple, cinnamon, Old Spice deodorant, tar, turpentine, lighter fluid, and nail polish remover.

Not a positive experience.

Clase Azul Guerrero

Zack Klamn

Zack Klamn
467 reviews

Nose – Slightly lactic. Backyard BBQ notes… cut grass, smoky meaty grill.

Palate – Sweet gala apple. Candy cane. Some Asiago cheese. Not terribly complex but pretty tasty. I’d give this 4 stars on its own – great flavor for 42% ABV. But holy hell… so overpriced! Clase Azul bottling wins again. 😔

Bruxo No. 1 Espadin

Jori

Jori
24 reviews

4.25/5 A delicious, easy accessible and inexpensive Mezcal. A desserty but not sweet.
Flavors of fresh Oatmeal Raisin Cookies, tangy New York Cheesecake, Oaxacan chocolate and spicy, sweet pipe tobacco.
I have to infuse some of this w/ coffee for Espresso Martinis. That’s a good morning right there, folks.

Lamata Lechuguilla Sonora – Almada

Rakhal

Rakhal
369 reviews

1oz sample no batch number. Lamata does it again! Another beautiful unique spirit. Subtle, soft, fruity, and floral. This is delicious!!! A hint of expensive perfume in an empty elevator. Lotus flower tea. After a few seconds all the floral elements coalesce into a deep fruity citrus flavor like Tang or Sunny D. This is fantastic.

Apaluz Joven

MinorThreet

MinorThreet
4 reviews

Lot apaj003

Nose: lactose in the best way, like a cheese cake with berries, some citrus blended in there, buttery

Palate: soft, subtle citrus rind, agave, butter

Finish: butter transitions to the finish, with some tingly spice, very little smoke, and a more bitter lime peel note

Not overly complex but a fantastic bottle for cocktails or an intro to mezcal for those who only associate the spirit with smoke.

La Luna Chino

MinorThreet

MinorThreet
4 reviews

Lot 40 97.02 proof

Nose: citrus, that nice lemonade quality mentioned by others, nice grassy summery bright note, light salt, everything really well blended in one pleasant experience

Palate: fruity, citrus, nice viscosity, almost a lemon berry ice box pie, seamless transition from the nose

Finish: switches into pleasant smoke, lingering notes from the palate but brought down into the earthen range which gives it some nice depth. Great bottle! Shoutout to zacks channel for the recommendation

Lamata Verde de la Sierra

Rakhal

Rakhal
369 reviews

Lamata is easily one of my favorite brands. Most of their expressions are completely unique which is something I always look for in a Mezcal. This is definitely unique. To me it tastes like someone took half a can of creamed corn and made a dirty martini in it. Whoa this is a trip! Canned corn and olive brine are the main flavors I’m getting from this, there’s also a sweet and savory flavor like an oatmeal cookie. Another rare piece of art from Lamata.

Machetazo Cupreata

Greg Mueller

Greg Mueller
4 reviews

Excellent! Great flavours. Hearty, smokey, creamy with dark chocolate flavours.

Rey Campero Madre-Cuishe

MinorThreet

MinorThreet
4 reviews

N: dry erase marker, herbal zippy lime, earthy, minty, tingly, citrus peel into windex
P: green peppers, ash, clay, black pepper, tobasco, spice covered mango slices, tamarind
F: savory citrus, tingly szechuan peppercorn

Alipus Destilado en Barro (San Miguel Sola)

MinorThreet

MinorThreet
4 reviews

Tio Felix
Wow was this full of industrial notes but in a great way

N: asphalt, rubber, menthol, sasparilla, spicy rootbeer barrel candies
P: bright grapefruity citrus, oak, green vegetal funk, cigarette ash,
F: bitter citrus peel, clay, bitter dark cocoa transition

Ixcateco Papalome

James Christian

James Christian
20 reviews

Batch AMA-02 – Compared to Jonny’s review of AMA-01…..
Nose: Chocolate coffee and funk. Not getting too much spearmint for me.
Palate: Palome funk (which for me is a combo of BBQ and Jalape̱o and Cheese ) Рso agree there!

Sintedos comparison: Yeah… kinda for this one? #02 is pretty beefy and viscous and does remind me of his Sintedos… but it kind of has “more to say” now. If that makes sense. Its delicious stuff.

Batch: ILD-JAB-001
Nose – Rolling tobacco. Raw root vegetables. Celery leaf. Animal crackers. Coconut water. Orchids. Crazy mix of aromas.

Palate – Starts with a very potent burst of flavors. Quite wood (fresh cut, mossy oak) forward throughout. Toasted parm cheese. All spice. Eucalyptus. Cedar ember and Japanese tea in the finish & aftertaste. There’s plenty to this ride, this is going to be a great bottle to enjoy and see how/if the flavors develop.

Lagrimas de Dolores Masparillo

BKbobby

BKbobby
5 reviews

Batch M10
Dry grass and firewood on the nose. The palate is a beautiful range of flavors that remind me more of an herbal tea than what I normally think of with mezcal – lots of vanilla, ginger and winter spices that add to the warming quality of the alcohol.
This was my first experience with the Lagrimas de Dolores brand, and with Masparillo, and I’m eager to try more of both.

Casamigos Mezcal Joven

Coach T

Coach T
1 review

Numero 24058
I enjoyed this mezcal with two friends sipping under the Georgia coastal summer moonlight. A little salt and lime on the side for sips not shots. We all ranked it very high. Subtle sweetness and smoky with a kiss of fruit flavor. These other reviewers must have been into a bad batch. For us it was great.

Mal Bien Espadin – Morales

BKbobby

BKbobby
5 reviews

Batch CLM25 45.5%
Pretty straight up Oaxacan espadin. clean, some hard to pin down fruit, lots of earth, a bit of petrol. More than anything, I like that the smoke feels balanced, and doesn’t blow all the other flavors out, which seems to be the direction so many bottles in this $40 range are heading. Probably 3 stars if I was drinking it blind, but 4 stars for something in this price range.

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