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NETA Espadín – Delfino & Sozimo Jarquín

May 23, 2021

Yep this is for sure cranberry muffins but I also get orange rind added to them. There is also a creamy lemon meringue on the nose as well. The palate follows suit which is nice with a rich cranberry orange pastry followed by a hit of margarita mix. The finish on this one has a subtle caramel sweetness with very earthy and clay overtones.

Mal Bien Espadin – Antonio Sonido

May 23, 2021

The green onion / scallion come through heavy on the nose. I am also getting un-ripened avocado and heavy potassium on the nose. The palate initially was a meaty vegetable. I also got a sweetness that was hard to discern between a strawberry cream cupcake and caramel. The finish is nice and oily with a return to the onion-y vegetal intro. It also has nice clay pot and hay notes on the end. Quite good. Loving the black label.

Gusto Historico Cucharillo – Emanuel Ramos

Mar 30, 2021

Emanuel Ramos
48.5% abv

Nose – grassy, sharp, fruity
Palate – dulce de leche, creamy, fruity
Finish – caramel cream, leather, buttery

Gusto Historico Tepextate/ Arroqueno/ Madrecuixe/ Cuixe – Victor Ramos

Mar 30, 2021

Victor Ramos
49.1% abv
Each agave is 25% of recipe

Nose – sweet cream, vanilla, strawberry, floral, sorbet, orange creamsicle
Palate – caramel cream, vanilla, clay, light smoke, decadent
Finish – butterscotch, oily, butter, vegetal

Gusto Historico Tepextate/ Tobala/ Cuixe/ Madrecuixe – Vázquez

Mar 30, 2021

Juan Vasquez
46.9% abv

Nose – musty, grandfather’s cardigan, cream, floral, plum, fruity
Palate – clay, cedar, wood
Finish – floral, clay, mineral, slate

Gusto Historico Madrecuixe/ Bicuixe/ Tepextate – Emanuel Ramos

Mar 30, 2021

Emanuel Ramos
48.4% abv

Nose – lemon, cream, lime zest, banana, floral, grassy
Palate – mineral, slate, clay, floral, soil, mint, licorice
Finish – very minty, light smokiness

400 Conejos Joven

Feb 13, 2021

This is a great mixer mezcal when you are looking for a tamed smoke. There is nothing super exciting here but it also is not bad at all.

Nose: earthy, cabbage

Palate: barnyard, hay, medium mouthfeel, soil, earthy

Finish: cedar

It just falls a little flat but it is not meant to be a heavy hitter.

Vago Elote – Hijos de Aquilino Garcia

Feb 13, 2021

This mezcal just feels so fresh. It puts me back to going to fiesta in Houston and getting that Mexican street corn whiff as I walk into the fruit section of the supermarket.

Nose: smoked citrus, underripe corn on the cob, creamed corn

Palate: sweet corn, medicinal, mango, tropical fruit, dark chocolate, oily mouthfeel, creamy

Finish: burnt veggies, wet clay, wet wood, bbq

Rezpiral Coyote – Aureliano Hernandez Martinez

Feb 6, 2021

Series 4 48%abv

Nose – bitter dark chocolate, banana, plantain
Palate – funky, peppery, fresh and vegetal, nuts
Finish – earth, clay

Lalocura San Martinero, Tobasiche, Espadin

Feb 6, 2021


Nose – earthy, clay, smoked citrus fruits
Palate – smoky, fruity, strawberry, green peppers, cayenne, cinnamon stick
Finish – woody, fresh smoke, earth, little heat

Lalocura San Martinero – Tobasiche

Feb 6, 2021

San Martinero = Barril (Karwinski)

Nose – wet green veggies, clay
Palate – sweet smoke, wet grass, clay, citrus, melon, mint
Finish – cigar smoke, ash, oily

Lamata De Castilla Nuevo León

Feb 6, 2021

Lote CAS-T 13/2/19
Santiago, Nuevo Leon
Jorge Torres

Nose – roasted sweet corn on the cob, canned corn, creamed corn, roasted poblano, plantain
Palate – roasted corn tortillas, Mexican mixed cheese, caramelized onion (sweet)
Finish – smoky corn, oily, steamed rice

This was an absolutely delicious mezcal. It was very unique and would be unreal with some street tacos.

Lamata Verde Durango

Feb 6, 2021

Lote VER-S 12/1/19 48%abv
Nombre de Dios, Durango
Manuel y Pepe Simental

Nose – pepper jack cheese, jalapeño havarti cheese, green chilis, salsa verde
Palate – spearmint, super green veggies, pepper, vegetal
Finish – velvety, oily mouthfeel, minty, quite delicious

Lamata Sotol Durango

Feb 6, 2021

Batch SOT-C 10/6/20 49.2%abv
Sotol from Durango
Chemino de la Cruz

Nose – fresh cut grass, green, grape
Palate – wet leaves, cucumber, grape, clay
Finish – minty, fresh, oily, clean

This was a fantastic Sotol!

Bozal Ensamble

Feb 6, 2021

Nose – citrus punch, lemon zest, lime rind, creaminess, vegetal
Palate – clay, barnyard, soil, hay, green vegetal, citrus rind, grassy
Finish – fresh green veggies, wet soil, clay

5 Sentidos Pechuga de Papalote

Feb 6, 2021

Batch MXTC04-01 49.6%abv
258 bottles total
From the state of Puebla
Similar agave to Tobala
Added chicken, bananas, apples, anise, cinnamon, chocolate

Nose – floral, dill, anise, super spiced pumpkin pie
Palate – digestif, licorice, cinnamon, Underberg
Finish – oily, fresh, licorice, baking spice, dark chocolate, cocoa

5 Sentidos Sierra Negra

Feb 6, 2021

Batch SN03 47.3v
Rarer agave – distilled in clay
Agaves were 12-15 years before being harvested
Grow to 250-300kg
Must be cut into 6ths to be transported
Beat the pinas with a stick to keep the curses out

Nose – creamy, cabbage, lemony cheese, light funk, barnyard, salty
Palate – tart cherry, pomegranate, lime zest, fruit roll up, earth, hay
Finish – sweet and fruity

5 Sentidos Bicuixe

Feb 6, 2021

Batch BAX01-19 47.7%abv
Wild agave were cultivated
Roasted 4-6 days
Chopped then Tahona ground

Nose – seaweed, brine, fresh cut pumpkin, apples, celery seed, beans
Palate – farmy, soil, cheesy, sugar snap peas
Finish – mulch, oily finish, floral, lime rind

Nuestra Soledad Santiago Matatlan

Feb 6, 2021

Nose – citrus, pine, wood
Palate – peppery, lemon, oily, green veggies, fresh citrus
Finish – cedar, pine, lemon oils, clay, wet flora

Lalocura Tobala

Feb 2, 2021


Nose – tree bark, cucumber, sweet and fruity
Palate – orange rind, banana, cedar, pine
Finish – minty, pine

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