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Brusco

Brusco
Mezcal Joven

Category: Blanco Mezcal

Date Tasted:
Country: Mexico
Alcohol: 45%
94 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$39.99

Brusco
Mezcal Joven

Category: Blanco Mezcal

Date Tasted:
Country: Mexico
Alcohol: 45%
Clear color. Aromas and flavors of smoked ham, grilled tomato, leather, dried pineapple, and coconut cream with a supple, crisp, dryish light body and a smooth, layered, long finish that presents notes of charcoal, grilled starfruit, and chipotle. A lengthy and complex Mezcal that offers a delicious, velvety palate with balanced flavors.

Tasting Info

Spirits Glass Style: Complex
Aroma Aroma: smoked ham, grilled tomato, leather, dried pineapple, and coconut cream
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of charcoal, grilled starfruit, and chipotle
Smoothness Smoothness: Smooth
Enjoy Enjoy: in cocktails, neat and on the rocks
Cocktail Cocktails: Paloma, Sangrita, Tommy's Margarita
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A lengthy and complex mezcal that offers a delicious, velvety palate with balanced flavors.

The Importer

Stoller Imports

The Importer
4811 Emerson Avenue
Palatine, IL 60067
USA
1 847-350-3150

Their Portfolio

BR Adictivo Extra Añejo Tequila 40% (Mexico) $99.99. - Bronze Medal
94 Brusco Mezcal Joven 45% (Mexico) $39.99.
89 Mucha Liga Blanco Tequila 40% (Mexico) $39.99.

Blanco Mezcal

Spirits Glass Copita Clear.jpg
Serve in a Copita
Blanco mezcal is a spirit from Mexico that can be made from as many as 18 different types of the agave plant, some cultivated and some wild. Most are produced in the Mexican state of Oaxaca. A blanco mezcal is distilled in a copper still (sometimes double distilled) and is not aged in oak, thus preserving a clear appearance.

Mezcal is often confused with tequila, as both are made from agave. But while tequila must be made from one specific blue agave, mezcal can be produced from eighteen different types of agave (maguey). There are two types of mezcal, those made exclusively from maguey and those made from at least 80% maguey mixed with other ingredients. Mezcal has similar aging terms as tequila, such as reposado and añejo, but generally mezcal is more of an artisanal product, so examples of mezcal vary more than tequila.

Most are double-distilled, while some are triple-distilled and then aged for several years in oak barrels. Flavors range from smoked herbs and pepper to tobacco and charred fruits. Serve these on their own, in an adventuresome cocktail, or with a cigar.