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Mezcales de Leyenda

Mezcales de Leyenda
Puebla Mezcal

Category: Blanco Mezcal

Date Tasted:
Country: Mexico
Alcohol: 47%
Fair Trade Certified,Kosher
89 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$84.99

Mezcales de Leyenda
Puebla Mezcal

Category: Blanco Mezcal

Date Tasted:
Country: Mexico
Alcohol: 47%
Clear color. Aromas and flavors of charred fruits, cigar wrapper, smoked nuts, and rubber tire with a lightly tannic, lively, fruity medium-to-full body and a tingling, charming, medium-long finish that shows overtones of smoked pepper, papaya mango gelato, macadamia nougat, and ash finish. A very approachable mezcal with delicate creamy, fruity, and smoky tones.

Tasting Info

Spirits Glass Style: Fruity
Aroma Aroma: charred fruits, cigar wrapper, smoked nuts, and rubber tire
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with overtones of smoked pepper, papaya mango gelato, macadamia nougat, and ash
Smoothness Smoothness: Tingling
Enjoy Enjoy: Now in cocktails and neat
Cocktail Cocktails: Flip, White Mexican, Tommy's Margarita
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A very approachable mezcal with delicate creamy, fruity, and smoky tones.

The Producer

Mezcales de Leyenda

The Producer
131 Waverly Ave #1F
Brooklyn, NY 11205
USA
1 917-544-3793

Their Portfolio

Blanco Mezcal

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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.