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I started getting into Mezcal about five years ago after reading an article in a magazine at the dentist. Been accumulating bottles and exploring it ever since.
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Rey Campero Espadin

Jun 4, 2024

Silky, smooth, and full-bodied, with citrus and mineral notes. A well-made mezcal.
Production Date: Feb. 2017, LOT# D5014-E, Bottle 298/1718.

Ilegal Joven

Apr 14, 2024

Not an awful sipper; but definitely made for cocktails. Smooth, with notes of tropical fruits a hint of syrupy sweetness. Weak and lacking punch at 80 proof. LOT 34. Bottle 6061 of 7200.

Riazuleño Contemporaneo

Oct 27, 2023

A very smooth and mild sipper. A sweet and fruity nose with tropical fruits and subtle smoke on the palate. A nice sipper. LOT 010.

Unión Uno

Oct 19, 2023

Some subtle smoke and citrus notes. I was curious to try a Cirial; but I found this mezcal to be disappointingly thin and weak. Maybe going with a higher proof as opposed to bringing it down to 80 would give it more body. A cocktail mixer. LOT # MKU099.

Nuestra Soledad San Luis del Rio

Jun 7, 2023

A crisp, citrusy, quality sipper with a creamy finish at a bargain price point.

Corte Vetusto Tobala

Jun 3, 2023

This Tobala is an earthy, herbal smokebomb that goes down with a satisfying burn. A real treat. LOT: TOB-0418 Btl 337/360.

Nucano Joven

May 22, 2022

Nutty, smoky, and smooth with a juicy lingering finish. A real bargain as well. Batch NJE05-18 Bottle 2127.

Desert Door Original

Feb 9, 2022

Like other reviewers I could not resist grabbing a 50 ml bottle off the shelf. This sotol is very vegetal and grassy on the nose and creamy on the palate. At 80 proof it tastes a bit diluted; and lacks the distinctness and punch of south-of-the-border sotols.

Banhez Espadin & Barril

Aug 22, 2021

A smooth, versatile, bargain-priced mezcal. Nice tropical fruit notes with a wisp of smoke. A pleasant sipper that also stands up well in cocktails.

Yuu Baal Espadin

Aug 22, 2021

I found this mezcal a bit dominated by its 48% ABV, and very hot on both the nose and palate. It does smooth out and offer nice floral and citrus notes. A real bargain to boot. BATCH YJ09-18 BOTTLE 4468/6890.

Alipus San Luis

Aug 13, 2021

Delicious and smoky with plenty of backbone at 47.5% ABV. Layers of melon and tropical fruits with a long-lasting finish. Excellent. LOT SLR004/19 Bottle 357/1180.

El Tinieblo Joven

Aug 13, 2021

I had the older bottle with a different label – no certification sticker, batch or lot info on the bottle. It is a clean mezcal with some spice notes and a nice smoky sweetness. At 80 proof it tastes diluted. I will use it as a mixer.

Dos Hombres Espadin

May 23, 2021

I agree with the other reviews that describe this as underwhelming. It’s not a bad mezcal, and has the expected basics. That said, it tastes diluted at 42% ABV, and for what it costs there is a litany of joven Espadins to go to first. Batch #OH-101. Bottle #4001.

Casa Volador Damiana

May 23, 2021

This is an interesting spirit. The are layers of flavor that alternate from vegetal to floral to fruity. Very Raicilla-like – no Mezcal smoke, …. The Damiana infusion dominates. A higher ABV would help. It tastes slightly diluted at 42%. I’ll revisit this. LOT #01.

Rezpiral Tobala – Aureliano Hernandez Martinez

Apr 24, 2021

Series 2, 2017. Bottle 1/400. Exceptionally smooth with a light character. I had to check the bottle to see that it was 46.2% ABV. No heat and only the slightest trace of smoke. It evolves while sipping, with layers of subtle citrus peel and tropical fruit. Well-made and very nice.

Los Vecinos del Campo Ensamble No. 1

Feb 7, 2021

A smooth, herbal ensemble that starts off hot but quickly mellows. A nice sipper. LOT M0013EB.

Montelobos Espadin

Jan 27, 2021

A very well-made Espadin. Clean and crisp, with delightful smoke on the nose and palate. Oily on the tongue, with notes of lemon peel and dried fruits that hold through the finish. This mezcal gets and extra star for being a win-win-win: It is a quality sipper, a solid mixer in high-end cocktails, and sells at a bargain price. LOTE/Btl: IL4760.

Corte Vetusto Espadin

Oct 11, 2020

Fruity and sweet up front, giving way to a gentle smokiness with white pepper and vegetable notes. Very tasty. LOT ES-1608, Bottle 633/870.

Viejo Indecente Ensamble

Aug 22, 2020

A refined sipper with layers of flavors. This is a tasty ensamble worth seeking out. Batch 15-M 2015, Bottle 0411.

Los Amantes Joven

Aug 22, 2020

Clean and fresh-tasting. I assume this to be the result of the triple distillation. A very subtle mescal, with soft fruit and smoke notes. It’s good, but indistinct. LOT #16 / Bottle 3982

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