Batch YJ14-19, bottle 625/900.
Very pleasantly surprised. I have been trying random bottles that I can find on delivery apps during the pandemic lockdown, and this is perhaps my second favorite so far. My first sip tasted of gasoline. Once acclimated, I find it starts very smooth and light but with a peppery layer close behind and spice if you don’t let it rest on your tongue. I get notes of subtle fruit, black pepper, and sometimes vanilla at the beginning. At this price point I personally would use it as a sipper or for special cocktails for good friends. Its spice and pep may turn mezcal skeptics off a bit, but after the first sip I did not find it to be high on smoke.
I’ll be back for more.