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GER-JAB-002
Awesome, sweet sweet smell. Butterscotch or caramel or brown sugar notes all over this. Some mint as well. Taste is strong and I dig the 50+% ABV. Creamy as well, and just really solid. Not much more to say.

Good smell, fabric softener. Taste has some light sweetness to it. Pine or mint maybe. Not overly complex, but pretty well rounded. Like what Jonny said of this being a session lechuguilla – I have no problems with that. Complaint would be it seems a bit harsh on the end taste. 3.25ish

El Rey Zapoteco Cuishe

COak

COak
170 reviews

Getting a lot of minty notes from the El Rey Zapotecos that I’ve tried, as I do on this one. This is on the softer side with some green beans, coffee and fresh pepper, has a nice finish.

El Rey Zapoteco Tepeztate

COak

COak
170 reviews

Nose is floral and green. Taste is minty, piney with a peppery finish.

El Rey Zapoteco Tobala

COak

COak
170 reviews

Was plesantly suprised with this one. Nose has sweet mint. On the palate I definitely get the Christmas cookies, chocolate, mint and pine.

Lalocura Tepeztate

Zack Klamn

Zack Klamn
391 reviews

Tried this at their palenque at 47%. Overly green, sweetness was artificial and the finish ethanol. Extremely disappointing. 😞

After sipping a small sample on multiple occasions I’ve been unable to enjoy this. On paper it sounds amazing.. puntas with Tepeztate, Tobala, and Espadin! I really wanted to get into this one. For me, there is a Windex note that is hard to overcome. It is also kind of a smoke bomb. The high ABV isn’t a problem here, it is the flavors. It is not very complex and has a short dry finish. Not all puntas are created equally and I cannot imagine having a full bottle of these puntas. This is the first release from Gusto Historico that I can’t really get behind – the other releases all range from good to incredible. Lot VC.05.21.PTTE

Flor del Desierto Sierra

El-Dawg

El-Dawg
143 reviews

Lote AA015
This 48% batch is pretty awesome. Sugar water, candy corn, and the typical grassiness throughout. Some earth, dirt, and light cream (creaminess is throughout the taste in fact, and is very pleasant). No complaints.
Review #139

I wasn’t sure what to think about this one at first, as it has a weird smoked cheese note at first. However, after a few sips, I get this great strawberry cream cheese flavor mixed with green bell pepper and cinnamon. The sweet, creamy, and savory combination really works here, and I have been enjoying it more and more as it opens up. I’ve never had anything like this, as it’s such a unique taste, but I love it. 8.5/10

Rey Campero Espadin

MezcAleman

MezcAleman
18 reviews

Lot: D50190-E – Bottle: 613/1102
My second Rey Campero and I bought it because I really liked their Jabalí. Smells a little bit boozy with typical mezcal notes: smoke and earth notes.
Taste is a nice good Espadín. For the price it has potential to become my standard Espadín choice. Not to hot, gentle smoke, cooked agave and a little bit of minerals and citrus.

Derrumbes Durango

MezcAleman

MezcAleman
18 reviews

Lote: 9 – Bottle 1115/2900 – Date 01/20
Smells sweet, buttery and fresh herbs with a little bit fruit. No smoke on the nose.
Tastes smooth, sweets and herbs are dominant with a little bit of mango. A good not-to-complex mezcal. Easy to sip and an advise for mezcal beginners.

Chacolo Ixtero Verde

Dom

Dom
6 reviews

This is the best mezcal I have ever tried.
The aroma notes are very sweet almost like bubble gum / candy. On the palate I pick up savory notes of mesquite bbq flavor, followed by black pepper & slight char. Subtle mineral water finish at the end

5 Sentidos Bicuixe-Madrecuixe

Dom

Dom
6 reviews

Wow such a unique taste. It starts off very vegetal and then I get fruity & citrus notes. Finish with a leathery smokey taste. Highly recommend

The Lost Explorer Espadin

TheAgaveFairy

TheAgaveFairy
166 reviews

Solid, largely agreed with Tyler overall. Red and other apple brandy notes are nice, the smoke is present but not distracting, there’s just a slight chemical edge to this knocking me back a half star. Proof would help show off this wonderful character!

5 Sentidos Pichomel

TrogdordeFuegoanator

TrogdordeFuegoanator
36 reviews

I was poured this as a blind without any context. It smelled quite nice and I expected something from it, but then slipped it past the lips and was all together let down. Didn’t at all carry any of the aroma that the nose lead me to believe it to be. Tried it again and noticed some defects in the distillation perhaps, I was sorting in my brain why I was poured this at all, it tasted like a weak/unorganized effort.

Finding out it was Agave marmorata I was even more confused, not really a hint of that…one of my favorite agaves. Would have guessed it to be 42% ABV.

Then I was shown the bottle and scratched my head one last time. I have heard a few good things about the liquids from the brand 5 Sentidos, never have had any…and saw it was a private pick from an online group. I am curious why, as all together I’d not find anything special about this bottle.

5 Sentidos Espadin-Tobaziche

Zack Klamn

Zack Klamn
391 reviews

Lote: ESTB202-20MX
Nose – Fruity punch. Grapefruit.

Palate – A pleasant charred beef note. Fruity. Mesquite and clay in the finish. Honest punch for 50.7% ABV. I dig it!!!

Mal Bien Bicuixe / Espadín – Cortes

COak

COak
170 reviews

The standout of agave mixtape vol 8. On the nose and palate, I get dark fruit, coffee, and lactic notes. The espadin provides a sweetness to the dry characteristics of bicuixe.

5 Sentidos Sierra Negra

COak

COak
170 reviews

Batch SNALB03-21. Alberto consistently makes great mezcal. I’ve luckily been able to hike with him to see his majestic Sierra Negra plants. This batch is just as good as the others I’ve tried in the past. Snickerdoodle cookies with a long complete finish.

Enjoyable Miahuatlan ensamble. Lots of agave in here, hard to pick them each out, definitely seems Karwinski forward. Nose has fresh rain water and fresh greens. On the palate, I get cherry and minerals. It’s delicate and has a nice long clean finish.

Dixeebe Cuishe

Zack Klamn

Zack Klamn
391 reviews

Nose – Vegetal, jalapeño/green pepper-ish like a Tepeztate.

Palate – Vegetal again. Floral aspect of a karwinski intertwined. White pepper. More floral notes in the finish. Great stuff!

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