El Buho Mango Mezcal tasting notes
- Location: Santiago Matatlan, Oaxaca
- Agave/Fruit: Espadin, Mango
- Maestro: Octavio Jimenez Monterroza
- Abv: 48%
- Tasting keywords: fruity, juicy, ripe
- NOM: 0110X
Pure fresh mango aromas are crisp, clean and ripe.
Sweet and juicy mangos are front and center. Green papaya, pineapple husk, and green and pink peppercorns make up the bulk of the flavor with dried mango aroma permeating each sip. The finish is dry and flinty, creating a nice balance.
Produced traditionally with in-ground stone horno, wild open air fermentation, tahona, and copper pot distillation at the family palenque in Santiago Matatlan. Peeled mangos are added into the mezcal for a third distillation, in the same style as a pechuga. This batch of 409 liters is from 2019.