Alipús San Juan 2009 Joven Mezcal

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alc./vol: 48.5%

Proof: 97°

Vintage: Non-vintage

Aged: No age statement

Product of: Product of Mexico Mexico

Distilled in 2009 100% Agave Espadín (Agave Angustifolia) from the Sierra Norte of Oaxaca (ferriferous soil) by Don Joel Antonio Cruz and family in San Juan del Rio village, Tlacolula, Oaxaca. Fermented using wild yeast in open vats and double distilled in a 280 litre copper pot still.

The Alipús brand is owned by Los Danzantes who’s Production Manager, Hector Vásquez Abarca oversees production by palenqueros (mezcal producers) in a number few villages to produce mezcals under the Alipus name.

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Review and Tasting


Sampled on 03/02/2012

Appearance:

(batch SJR005/11) Crystal clear.

Aroma:

Delicately smoky vegetal nose with faint chocolate and mocha coffee.

Taste:

Herbaceous, faintly sweet and delicately smoky palate with crispy smoky bacon, and tar coated char grilled broccoli.

Aftertaste:

Lingering smoky finish with lingering tar and cracked black pepper.

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