Full Review

Mezcal Señorio

Mezcal Señorio
Blanco Mezcal

Category: Blanco Mezcal

Date Tasted:
Country: Mexico
Alcohol: 40%
86 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$25

Mezcal Señorio
Blanco Mezcal

Category: Blanco Mezcal

Date Tasted:
Country: Mexico
Alcohol: 40%
Clear color. Aromas of palo santo smoke, peppermint, and salted cucumber with a supple, bright, dry light body and a smooth, breezy black tea, oregano, caraway, and vanilla finish. An incense-like mezcal; a highly mixable spirit with great restraint and focus.

Tasting Info

Spirits Glass Style: Mild & Smoky
Aroma Aroma: palo santo smoke, peppermint, and salted cucumber
Taste Flavor: black tea, oregano, caraway, and vanilla
Smoothness Smoothness: Smooth
Enjoy Enjoy: in cocktails
Cocktail Cocktails: Buck, Sangrita, Tommy's Margarita
Bottom Line Bottom Line: An incense-like mezcal; a highly mixable spirit with great restraint and focus.

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.

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.