The rise of the destilados

The rise of the destilados

As the world of mezcal turns we’re seeing agave spirits from everywhere but if you’ve been paying attention to mezcal’s home turf, you will have noticed a remarkable fluorescence of a new mezcal category, destilados de agave or agave spirits. These are mezcals which...
Mal Bien Lucio Morales López tasting notes

Mal Bien Lucio Morales López tasting notes

A really rich mezcal that is a testament to Oaxacan tradition. Details • Location: San Dionisio Octotepec • Agave: Espadin • Maestro Mezcalero: Lucio Morales López • ABV: 45.1% Tasting experience The nose is incredibly full bodied and redolent of agave roast....
La Jicarita Pechuga – Tasting Notes

La Jicarita Pechuga – Tasting Notes

A quality pechuga – the price makes you want to drink so much more!  Details Location: Santiago MatatlánAgave: EspadínMaestro Mezcalero: Celso Martínez LópezQuantity: 78 casesABV: 48NOM: O349X Flavor keywords: Strawberry, banana, classic pechuga. Nose...
La Jicarita Sierra Negra Tasting Notes

La Jicarita Sierra Negra Tasting Notes

This is a nice, straightforward mezcal made for your sessions. Details Location: Santiago Matatlan Agave: Sierra Negra Maestro Mezcalero: Celso Martínez López Quantity: 155 cases ABV: 48 NOM: O349X Flavor keywords: Warm, granite, contrasts well with food. Nose A nice...
Mezcalero 21 tasting notes

Mezcalero 21 tasting notes

An otherworldly nose doesn’t stand in the way of complete mezcal experience. Details • Location: San Luis del Rio • Agave: Ensemble of Cirial, Tepextate, and Tobala • Maestro Mezcalero: Don Baltazar Cruz Gonzales • Quantity: 744 bottles • ABV: 48% • NOM: O14X •...