NOSE: butter menthol on the nose with a sweet butterscotch finish
TASTE: chocolate peppermint menthol. Starts minty, menthol and with further sips will continue to push towards mint chocolate.
MOUTHFEEL: Lovely smokiness with a big body and a sharp finish that lingers. High alcohol content lingers on the lips.
DRANK AT: Casa Oaxaca, Oaxaca City, Mexico
CONCLUSION: A complex and intriguing mezcal that requires sipping and deliberation. Great with dessert. Had with chocolate dessert and was a great accompaniment.
Found this Mezcal incredibly easy to drink with a very smooth mouthfeel. I found it to be more of a smooth smokey tequila than a complex mezcal blossoming with nuanced flavour. I would purchase it as an entry from tequila to mezcal or for an easy tequilasque sipper. Would buy if reasonably priced.
As a smokey whisky lover, my friends often ask me what whisky I’m loving at the moment. I tell them Chichicapa – and it’s not a whisky. It’s a mezcal. Chichicapa is an incredibly complex drink, like a lagavulin 17 or benriach septendecim, it’s smokey and medicinal and changes beautiful with touches of water and ice. It’s a clean and smooth drink but with undefinitive complexity ranging from pepper to smoke to subtle light citrus. If you can find it, buy it.