Details Location: Santiago Matatlan, OaxacaAgave: Arroqueno, Coyote, Barril, Cuishe Maestro: Octavio Jimenez MonterrozaAbv: 50%Tasting keywords: plantain, berries, pepperNOM: 0110X Nose Aromas of green and yellow plantain are earthy and sweet, enhanced by undertones of light caramel. Taste Subtle cinnamon spice and banana leaf are complemented by
The Los Nahuales Special Edition No. 3 sings of balance and diversity, reflecting the ensemble of agaves within. Details Location: Santiago MatatlanAgaves: 48% wild tobalá, 26% upland espadín, 13% wild tepextate, 13% sierrudo (agave americana)Maestro Mezcalero: Joel Antonio JuanABV: 48.76%Distilled April
Intro Wahaka’s second new project of the year is a back to the future Ensemble en Barro. Details Location: San Dionisio Ocotepec Agave: Cultivated 80% espadin and 20% arroqueño Maestro Mezcalero: Alberto Morales Mendez ABV: 45% Batch: 170 bottles NOM: O148X Background As one of
We’ve been through a few different eras of mezcal now in the United States (and I’m saying the US because as we all know, there are ample histories of mezcal in Mexico that are very different) and many appear to
[caption id="attachment_5811" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] A mix of agaves[/caption] You may have noticed the term ensemble on some mezcals, it’s just like the dictionary definition, the second one after “a group of musicians, actors, or dancers who perform together.” The one that reads “a group of items viewed as a whole rather than individually.” As applied to the mezcal world the same holds true, a variety of agaves are harvested, roasted, mashed, fermented, distilled, and bottled together.
The Alipús line continues to evolve. The latest addition is an ensamble which originally was designed to replace the San Andrés, now it appears it will complement it. The details: [caption id="attachment_4540" align="alignleft" width="225"] The front label of the San Andres Ensamble.[/caption]
- Location: Santa María La Pila, Mihuatlán, Oaxaca
- Agave: 80% Espadín, 20% Bicuishe
- Maestro Mezcalero: Don Valente Ángel García Juárez
- Quantity: 800 bottles in this batch. More to come.
- ABV: 47.2%
- NOM: O14X