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Gracias a Dios Cuishe

Sep 13, 2020

Very well done Cuixe. I like Gracias a Dios full line because it let you taste different varietals at a decent price, specially if you are in the US. The 100% Cuixe has really nice green tones on the palate, that is pleasant and it develops with smokiness that is well balanced.

Amaras Cupreata

Sep 7, 2020

Very herbaceous, vegetal spinach, asparagus, celery, cooked nopal, wild and astringent finish, this is how a big papalote or maguey mariposa should taste, I am not a fan of Cupreata mezcales but this just my personal taste, I have tasted other brands made in Guerrero to compare but this one for the price and refined style is truly worth it. Smooth finish without the burning sensation. Cupreata has definitely a very distinctive and unique character with the vegetal component.
43% ABV Made in the winter of 2019 Lot #3 certified organic and Kosher.
I won’t use this on a cocktail, this is definitely to drink on its own and discover what agave Cupreata is able to bring to the table.
In Guerrero agave Cupreata grows at 1,300 m above sea level.

Verde Momento

Sep 7, 2020

Tasted neat and on a cocktail, made by Amores (or Amaras here in the US) this is definitelty for mixing, targeting to the young consumers. The brand claims to be true to their sustainability process, growing 10 agaves per each harvested. Different artists featured on each bottle, the bars also keep their funky bottles for water or mixers.

Creyente Joven

Aug 31, 2020

Ok given the fact that is made by tequila giant Jose Cuervo adding it to the list on 400 Conejos which is for me a flat tasting mezcal. I bought the bottle because it was on special at the store retailed for $50.00.
Blend of Espadin from 2 regions: Tlacolula and Yautepec, I must say I am love with artisanal mezcal from the Tlacolula area, which I personally have tasted from local small palenques.
Creyente has definitely a big marketing behind but I would like to learn more about their palenque as only 2 brands are made there 400 Conejos and Creyente.
Good for mixing in cocktails but at that price range in the US there are many other brands that will do the job for less.

Bozal Ensamble

Aug 27, 2020

Lot 02119 – NOM 04772-X This is my new favorite sipping mezcal. Mexicano and Barril make great ensambles, both wild species and a cultivar Espadin from San Dionisio Ocotepec and Ejutla. Three maestros mezcaleros.
Earthy notes, tobacco, coffee. Nice finish and lingering taste, I wouldn’t mix with anything but will continue to sip at 47% ABV this is a joy in my glass.

Sombra Joven

Aug 24, 2020

Purchased this bottle because I watched several IG lives with Project Manager and maestro mezcalero directly from their very own palenque, after learning about their sustainable project making bricks with recycled agave fibers and the 1% for the Planet. This is a good intro mezcal for someone who wants to discover mezcal or for mixology.
Peppery after taste with less smokey sensation interesting at 45% ABV.
Formerly made at Gracias a Dios palenque, acquired by Davos Brands, now Diageo, I am sure we are going to see an interesting future for Sombra.

Convite Coyote

Aug 21, 2020

I had the pleasure to taste Convite Coyote tonight, on the nose hints of hay-like, leather, burning wood almost like standing by the comal and watching the lady making tlayudas, that sensation can only transport me to the village of San Baltazar Guelavila in Tlacolula Oriental where Agave Americana variation Oaxacensis is a wild Coyote although other studies classified Coyote as a Potatorum Karwinskii in the same area.
Convite is a brand proud to show that they are 100% Oaxacan owned. To find a bottle of their special edition Coyote was a delight.
On the palate still dried figs, prune, intense without the burning sensation, great balance at 46% ABV
Perfect mezcal for pairing with the rich Tlacolula gastronomy. I can’t wait to go back to Oaxaca and visit their tasting room.

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