Product of: Mexico
This 100% agave (Espadín variety) blanco mezcal is double distilled in copper pot stills and bottled without aging. It is available sin “worm” or con gusano, with two gusanos.
It is packed in a stubby bottle which has a sky-blue hue, sometimes at 38% (NOM-011X) with a skirted non-refillable plastic stopper (70cl) and sometimes at 40% (NOM-070) with a cork stopper (75cl). (UK stocks are 40% in a ‘short filled’ 75cl bottle with a cork stopper).
Review and Tasting
Sampled on 05/04/2010
Slightly smoky, bags of dry peat with notes of hay bale and white pepper.
The balanced palate has an almost creamy mouth feel with flavours of cigar leaf and coco dusted chilli chocolate, white pepper/ smoked red bell pepper spice mellowing to a chicory wood dryness.
The finish sees those peaty notes from the nose emerge with liquorice and fudge notes as well as the chicory from the palate. An easy introduction to mezcal.