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Rey Campero Espadin

Apr 27, 2021

Lot: D5028-E, July 2019

Just stellar. An incredible value at the $50-$60 range.

Rey Campero Jabali

Apr 27, 2021

Lote: DS009A-J

White pepper on the nose.
Chalky green taste at first, changes to a soft sweetness.

Mayalen Guerrero

Apr 25, 2021

Batch: MGR00119

Bright fruity punch upfront. High proof makes the flavors bounce. More citrus/fruit flavors here than the typical baking spice flavor I usually get in cupreata. I’m a little disappointed in the lack of information on the label (maestro isn’t listed), but the taste is fantastic.

Koch Mexicano Penca Larga

Apr 25, 2021

Lot: MK002/17MOB

Nice clay dryness/minerality. Green sweetness from the Mexicano is present. Overall very nice and balanced.

Koch Espadin Ancestral (Olla de Barro)

Apr 25, 2021

Lot 01/19
I like this a lot. The clay comes through, balanced by nice espadín sweetness. Great value at the $50-$60 price range.

Don Mateo Cupreata

Apr 15, 2021

Lot 25, May 2016
46% abv

Nose: sweet, caramel, molasses
Flavor notes: caramel, baking spice, candied apple.

I love this bottle. It’s everything I like about cupreata, amplified. At around $65 dollars, it’s a steal.

La Venenosa Raicilla Costa

Apr 15, 2021

Lot 25. 06/18
44.4% abv

Aroma after running some on my hand is very lactic, funky feet. Smelling it directly from the glass is much sweeter and fruity.
Flavor notes: sweet, limestone, stone fruit (cherry/plum).
Not my favorite of the La Venenosa lineup, but it’s quite tasty.

La Venenosa Raicilla Tabernas

Apr 15, 2021

Lot A5, 06/20
44.7% abv

Tastes a little hotter than the ~45% abv would suggest. Flavor notes: soft agave sweetness, some light minerality/limestone, faint burnt tires.

Having a hard time picking out distinct flavor notes in this one, but overall it’s a pleasant sipper. Certainly the most mellow of the La Venenosa lineup.

Vago Espadin – Joel Barriga

Apr 14, 2021

Lot J-13-E-19, Jan 2020
Slightly on the greener/herbal side for an espadín. Dry, limestone notes.

Maguey Melate Mango Chaparro

Apr 14, 2021

Batch JOS-MAN-001
Very tasty. Taste is much closer to an agave sprit instead of a charanda/rum flavor that I expected. It’s sweet, but not overly. I think the minerality from the clay pot distillation balances the sweetness nicely. Mango flavor is distinct, but this doesn’t just taste like fruit juice.

Mazot Palmilla

Oct 8, 2020

Out of this world palmilla/sotol. Intense fragrance, notes of carrots, desert, sweet… made from massive wild sotol plants, it’s really incredible.

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