Another foray in to the Sotol genre this evening. Immediately it is soft and welcoming, whisps of tea tree and licorice accents fill the nose, while very mild tobacco smoke envelops the palette with touches of ripe mango and papaya flesh, it finishes fast yet thorough with an ABV of 44%. Sotol is a diet soda of the agave spirits world so it cannot be compared to a mezcal. I recommend this product because it is well made and pure. One issue with the packaging is the yellow (plastic) “wax”. It is a pain in the ass to remove!! Once you get that done enjoy~!
Sotol is always a warm change up from my typical mezcal diet. This expression had a low ABV 39.5 which made it very light on the nose. The pallet did not disappoint and the desert spoon profile is full of fresh cut grass and lavender. This would be a monster with a higher ABV! It has a satisfying finish which stretched for a minute and disappeared. If you want a good nightcap or digestif this could full that void. PLEASE produce this at 45-47% and it will be a lights out spirit. Recommended.
This mezcal from Durango is light, creamy with hints of salted butter and caramel. It has a hints of fresh cut cilantro stems, malted vinegar and circus peanuts. It has a very complex makeup which took a few sips to understand. I know the mezcal from Durango and this particular one is one of the better and shiny expressions i have tried from this NOM. I encourage anyone to try!
Very approachable pure Espadin with hints of heavy citrus and cooked maguey. I am always pleased with what NETA does and this one does not disappoint. Insane viscosity, almost creamy with a definite velour finish. Highly recommended but based on the size of the production (031/100) you will probably never try.
Sharp, enigmatic, spicy. Higher proof Salmiana energy. Grassiness like sour diesel, circus peanuts, gentle nice smoke, more cannabis, ripe pineapple. Aromatic as fuck, Some sweet caramel hiding in there, along with cilantro, roaated orange oils, and fresh jalepenos.
The palate is almost champahnge-like on the finish, with big ABV (54%) and true straight espadin character. Charred lime peel for days. Main palate is just a really nice, vibrant maguey nuances that’s super full and aromatic. Ultra-Floral main body, fading into those pure espadin notes and some roasted tomatillo.
Very approachable elegant mezcal with roasted pineapple on the nose, pungent and fruity. First it is soft with a longer than expected finish. This mezcal tastes super clean and is highly recommended, if you can find it! This bottle came from Xintury Inc. in Montreal.
Crazy upfront on the nose with loads of clay and acidic tones. Dried beef and hints of rosemary give a pleasant mouthfeel. You can really taste the dedication to the process with each warming sip. It finishes forever with celery salt, sweet cream and wet mineral stone. This product is a true delight, i visited the facility and was equally impressed by the cleanliness and production style.
Montelobos Espadin is very smokey on the nose. It opens up nicely yet has a petrol finish. It is very citrusy with strong hints of ash and charred mesquite. Enjoyable and affordable.