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Mezcal Señorio

Mezcal Señorio
Añejo Mezcal

Category: Añejo Mezcal

Date Tasted:
Country: Mexico
Alcohol: 40%
89 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$40

Mezcal Señorio
Añejo Mezcal

Category: Añejo Mezcal

Date Tasted:
Country: Mexico
Alcohol: 40%
Light gold color. Aromas of kettle corn, leather, banana leaf, and toasted coconut cake with a slightly chewy, crisp, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a warming, delightful, medium-long smoked vanilla buttercream, grilled nuts, and smoked apple finish. A mild, well-crafted Añejo mezcal with lots of earthy nuance and a kiss of smoke; fans of rhum agricole should give this a try.

Tasting Info

Spirits Glass Style: Rich, Smoky & Complex
Aroma Aroma: kettle corn, leather, banana leaf, and toasted coconut cake
Taste Flavor: smoked vanilla buttercream, grilled nuts, and smoked apple
Smoothness Smoothness: Warming
Enjoy Enjoy: in cocktails, neat and on the rocks
Cocktail Cocktails: Paloma, Sangrita, Tommy's Margarita
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A mild, well-crafted Añejo mezcal with lots of earthy nuance and a kiss of smoke; fans of rhum agricole should give this a try.

The Producer

Zignum Mezcal

The Producer
Bosques de Duaznos No. 61 P10-C
Mexico City , 11700
Mexico
52 +52-55525191755

Their Portfolio

86 Mezcal Señorio Blanco Mezcal 40% (Mexico) $25.00.
86 Mezcal Señorio Reposado Mezcal 40% (Mexico) $30.00.
89 Mezcal Señorio Añejo Mezcal 40% (Mexico) $40.00.

Anejo Mezcal

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Serve in a Copita
Añejo (literally "old") Mezcal has been aged for a legal minimum of twelve months in barrels. The finest examples however are usually aged from three to five years. Añejo mezcal can be either light, with a golden straw color or have an amber or golden yellow appearance.

The aging in barrels gives añejo mezcals flavors of roasted nuts, grilled fruits, pepper and tobacco. There is often a sublte smoky minerality in the finish; serve these neat in a crystal copita with cigars.

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.