I concur with the other reviews. Good mezcal that is nicely balanced with strong mineral and earth notes. However, for the price I would purchase Chichicapa every-time hands down over this. Guessing the pricing is due to the fact it is more nicely balanced than cheaper mezcals.
My favorite Alipus mezcal. It’s very smoky, very sweet, and fairly complex. It’s just a hair unbalanced otherwise this would be a 5 star spirit. But hey I just bought another bottle so they must be doing something right ;).
If you have the means buy this mezcal. A work of art that will continue to teach your palate new things with every sip.
The worst mezcal I have tried. WAYYY too sweet. The flavors are actually nice which makes it a shame the so much agave is added.
People recommend this to start with. Don’t listen to them. It’s relatively cheap and probably fine in some cocktails. Possibly the quality has gone down as it’s popularity and demand have increased. Spend $5 more and you will find something almost twice as nice.
Kind of boring. I bought a bottle of this because of good reviews. If smoky mezcals are your thing look elsewhere. This one is is light and at least initially a hair astringent. Also, quite floral but not especially sweet. If light and floral appeal to you it might be a good fit but at least my batch had an astringent quality that no one would desire.
Probably deserves 3 stars but you can do better. Fine in a cocktail but not very enjoyable for sipping. Spend the extra $5 to get something in the $40 range instead.
I found this one to be pretty heavy on the smoke side, which I enjoy, and generally quite nice. However, it is not very balanced. I would recommend the blue bottle of Alipus over this. It is not perfect balanced either but sweeter, also very smoky, and more interesting.
Of the dozen mezcals I’ve tried this is a favorite. It’s mildly smoky and deliciously sweet. Generally I enjoy the smokier mezcals. However, every sip of this will only make you want to take another.