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Rey Campero Madre-Cuishe

Lot D5008-MC. Soft and secretive. This “mother” is not a loud and angry mother-in-law but rather a warm and quiet maternal figure that will tuck you in at night. Probably one of the least “in your face” karwinskiis I’ve had. I get colored pencil shavings, pepper, and jalapeno. It’s interesting but easily overshadowed by 4-5 of Campero’s other offerings. Like other reviewers, I’d start the night with this one and move onto something more memorable.

Apr 8, 2019

Rey Campero Jabali

Lot 85008A-J. Rey Campero Jabali. Acetone, Asian pear, and sweet perfume dominate this heavy hitting Jabali. I’d drink this all the time if I could afford it. Definitely not an evening-starter or a mezcal for first time drinkers, but if you work your way up to this…you’re in for a treat.

Apr 8, 2019

Siete Misterios Espadin

Lot ESP11/16. Sweet citrusy espadin with some black pepper and anise readily available on the back of the tongue. Hard for me to tell it’s a product of a clay pot still, but it is one of the least expensive offerings in that category and is worth a try for that reason alone.

Apr 8, 2019

Los Vecinos del Campo Espadin

Lot ESJ451801. Bubble gum and perfume over bitter spice and rum flavors. Good entry level espadin.

Apr 3, 2019

Union Viejo

Lot UV/1118. Woody, earthy, easy-sipping mezcal for a great price. I don’t pick up too much tobala in the mix but maybe some of the pine, cedar and black pepper coming through is that. Solid choice for a weeknight.

Apr 3, 2019

Tosba Espadin

Lot 20. A complex and delicious espadin – some funk, like overripe fruit, on the nose. Sweet and citrusy with lemon, wood, and camphor flavors. Light smoke. Fantastic to sip neat.

Apr 2, 2019
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