Tobalá is normally one of my favorites, but this one doesn’t make the cut for me. The Tepextate and Belató are far superior.
It’s mass-produced one that you can find in most liquor stores and supermarkets in Mexico. But don’t let that put you off, it’s a very nice mezcal, for the price.
Appalling mezcal. Mexicans mostly turn their noses down at this, especially at the current prices for it in the bars of Mexico City. Don’t waste your money.
I tried this in the bar that the owner of the band supplied, in Antigua De Guatemala. The barman told us the backstory about the border smuggling operation, and poured us a tiny measure. When myself and my Mexican friend complained at the serving for the price, he tried to tell us it was of high quality. He handled the bottle like the holy grail. My mexicano companion just laughed in his face. Distinctly average, weak mezcal, and it’s way overpriced. Avoid. You’d be better buying an Alipús, of the more commercial brands.
I’ve lived in Mexico on and off for 8 years, and I’ve drunk a lot of mezcal This gem is in my Top 10 of those tried so far. Up there with a Coyote, for my money. Has a slightly sweet note to it, like a Madre Cuishe. Don’t miss this one.