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Curious mezcal, great surprise. Herbaceous spirit with green and spicy notes. Very complex and unique mezcal.
Rather smooth, some floral and sweet notes. Smokiness is balanced which gives a mezcal that is overall very easy to drink
Bottle 731, ABV 48% A bit of funk on the nose, tastes of pungent cheese, not quite a stilton, but blue. Reminiscent of the barnyard, maybe some overripe fruit like mango or papaya. Takes some time to develop an appreciation for its character. A light toasted almond on the backend. Worth revisiting over a few weeks.
Lote 1, ABV 46.7 Grassy on the nose, bit of candied fruit. Tastes of lemongrass upfront and a slight metallic aftertaste. Sharp and stinging. A vague taste in the background of the clay pot. A decent mezcal and would like to sample more from the Mezcalero.
Nose: Felt fabric. An unripen plum. A hint of egg white.
Palate: Very grassy. Sweet and smoky aspect that’s like what I envision Nicotine gum to taste like. Limestone in the finish. Lasting bitter aftertaste.
I’m surprised by the low score for this. Fidencio Clasico, has been my mainstay for home bartending for years now. It has one of my favorite noses (nicely mineral and smoky without any funky cheese) and while the flavor is hot up front, I’ve found that bite fades pretty quickly. I may not recommend it as an introduction to Mezcal newbies looking for a straight sipper, but if you enjoy heat and/or are mixing I haven’t found a better alternative in the low-mid 30s.
My favorite Paloma recipe includes Fidencio Clasico topped with San Pellegrino’s Pompelmo soda.
Current bottle is Lot C0920, ABV is noted as 47.3%
I was disappointed by Montelobos Espadin, the nose is intriguing, but for me the palate was just too flat. In my opinion, Union Uno (for sipping/mixing) and Fidencio Clasico (for mixing) are better options at this price point.
Batch from Old Town Tequila. This has a big nose and flavors of Bazoka Joe bubble gum. I get molasses cookies as well. Coyote from Miahuatlán is always a treat.
Soft, delicate and incredibly approachable. This is the mezcal to lewer friends away from tequila. It’s so afordable too!!!! Please comment if you know why this Agave is so cheap. Lote 03/20 bottle 1569/4000 at 44% abv. I got it in Alberta canada for $46.00
I’m going to go against most of these reviews and say this Espadin is delicious (iv’e only been drinking it seriously for 6 years). It’s not the be all, end all of spirits but it has a LOT of incredible flavour notes and it’s surprising because on the nose it’s just above average. For the price i’d call it INCREDIBLE! So yes, mix drinks with it because its flavour profile is strong and very positive when blended, but i sip it neat often and of the 15 mezcals i keep on my bar it’s one of my most visited. The Tobala is one of my popular choices. Love the legend of the 400 rabits too. Check it out!!!!
Nose: Incredible! Two handfuls of wet, nutrient-filled garden soil.
Palate: Very nice viscosity. The sweetness is an odd but still interesting mix of peppermint and cherry candy. Menthol smokiness. Slight downside with heavier eucalyptus notes in the finish.
This one is complex and super original.
Nose: Buttered pasta sprinkled with Kraft parm cheese. Very subtle sweet onion.
Palate: Minty and medicinal. Heavy black licorice midway through and lasts through a very long finish. Slightly numbing feel with the aftertaste.
I tried the Blanco and this is the amped up version – definitely more flavor with the bump in ABV.
Some fresh and green character, whit hints of Jalapeno. First mezcal I tried, was very easy and smooth to drink.
While my experience with Mezcal so far has been limited to bottles in the $30-$45 range (Union Uno, Fidencio, El Silencio Reposado), this is certainly the most enjoyable sipping mezcal I’ve had so far. Has an extremely smooth finish but still retains a mild and pleasant kick on first taste. Would absolutely recommend.
Lote AMA-21 | Botella: 295 | Bought at La Europea in Cancun for $1,123 pesos.
This one really changed a lot after multiple tastings and lots of oxygen. At first it was super hot and wild and not particularly pleasant but now I think it’s delicious. The one flavor note that stands out the most for me is honey. Not the super sweet honey that comes in a plastic bear, this is like wild dark rich forest honey. I’ve never tasted this in a Mezcal so strongly before. There’s also an unusual flavor that tastes to me like the way a blow up camping mattress smells right out of the box. Weird but I like it.
Lot 1. Big melon flavors! Cantaloupe, honeydew, lemon lime soda, pear nectar, apple Jolly Rancher, and butterscotch. Tons of fruit in this one!
This is my favorite expression from Origen Raiz. It’s really interesting and I need to get a bottle to explore it more. My first impression was of burning sage like at a ceremony, also leather, roasted sunflower seeds, and it also tastes like the smell of walking through chaparral. This is a special Mezcal.
This is a delicious Sotol. Green grass, wet soil, ripe plums, prune juice, and burnt caramel.
A very interesting and unique Madrecuixe. Much more earthy than I’m used to. Like walking in the redwood forest after a rain. Decaying leaves and wet forest soil and something rich and sweet like roasted caramelized pears. Tasty.
Very aromatic. Sandalwood, incense, dusty sidewalk, and brandied cherries. Very interesting and tasty Mezcal from the Golden Triangle of Durango, Chihuahua, and Sinaloa.