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Montelobos Tobala

Dec 30, 2023

First experience trying a Tobala but compared to everything I’ve tried, this is incredibly unique. On the nose I get pear, vegetal and maybe lemon. Subtle smoke on the palate. Noticeable burn but very short finish.

El Buho Mezcal

Feb 10, 2023

Lot: 34/01B
Great for the price but not overly complex to me. I get citrus and vanilla on the nose with quite a lot of pepper on the palate.

Rey Campero Jabali

Jan 26, 2023

Extremely complex. Different notes with every sip, mint, peppers, fruit, vanilla, maybe some florals. And the best finish of any mezcal I’ve had, that lingers with unique notes of its own.

La Medida Espadin

Jan 26, 2023

Really enjoyable and approachable. No smoke on the nose but a subtle ashy taste. A lot of lime and citrus on the nose and palate and very smooth.

Lamata Ensamble Tamaulipas

Jan 26, 2023

Very unique smell and flavor that didn’t really work for me but others I tried it with loved it. A sweet but also earthy smell like a vanilla cigar bar. A lot of complexity on the palate. I get predominately mango and wood with a strong bite and spicey finish.

El Silencio Espadin

Nov 7, 2022

Lot: 0422
Beautiful bottle at a very approachable price point. Kind of a syrupy caramel scent with a very smokey, earthy taste. Not too complex but could be great in mixed drinks if you’re looking for a smokey taste to come through. Because of the bottle and price point, this is probably going to be a staple on my shelf.

El Buho Especial Arroqueño

Nov 5, 2022

Had the pleasure of trying this mezcal at Claro, the owner’s restaurant in Brooklyn. Hints of banana on the nose and in the taste plus agave and sugar. Just a hint of smoke. One of the best I’ve had.

Montelobos Espadin

Oct 27, 2022

Lot: MQ8195
Has a very earthy aroma with hints of vegetables and cut grass. Not too smokey but definitely there. Two major flavors I get are pepper and citrus. Its not overly complex but for the price its a great introductory mezcal.

Banhez Espadin & Barril

Oct 5, 2022

Lot: BA0036EBA21
Very good, especially for the price. Hints of rubber, vanilla and fruit. A little less smokey than I’d like, but still noticeable. Excellent for mixed drinks.

Monte Alban Mezcal Con Gusano

Oct 5, 2022

Lot: 0012021
I didn’t mind the smell, nothing too insulting. The taste though, is not good at all. It did provide some perspective on just how much better every other mezcal I’ve tried has been. Not even worth it for cocktails.

Yuu Baal Espadin

Sep 23, 2022

Lot: YJ28-21
Decent mezcal at a very reasonable price. Pleasant but indistinct smell. Taste is definitely dominated by the high ABV but is still surprisingly smooth.

Luminar Joven

Aug 15, 2022

Lot: MLJ-0322-L20
Picked it up for mixed drinks because it was the cheapest thing and will only be using it for mixed drinks. Not a lot of complexity with a sharp aftertaste like rubbing alcohol.

Mina Real Blanco

Aug 14, 2022

Lot: MR-026
Great, cheap option for a sipping mezcal. A noticeable rubbery scent and very nice spicy pepper taste. Very little smokiness and comes off closer to a tequila in most cocktails. Definitely a safe bet for someone just getting into mezcal.

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