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Miel de Tierra

Miel de Tierra
Joven Mezcal Artesanal Salmiana

Category: Blanco Mezcal

Date Tasted:
Country: Mexico
Alcohol: 40%
91 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$29

Miel de Tierra
Joven Mezcal Artesanal Salmiana

Category: Blanco Mezcal

Date Tasted:
Country: Mexico
Alcohol: 40%
Clear color. Rustic, spicy aromas and flavors of pickled banana pepper, speck, and stable floor with a round, crisp, fruity light-to-medium body and a seamless, delightful, medium-length green apple, green hay, sour fruit candies, and leather boots finish. An rustic yet fruity mezcal for imbibers seeking adventurous new experiences.

Tasting Info

Spirits Glass Style: Candied, Fruity, Funky, Herbal, Odd & Smoky
Aroma Aroma: pickled banana pepper, speck, and stable floor
Taste Flavor: green apple, green hay, sour fruit candies, and leather boots
Smoothness Smoothness: Smooth
Enjoy Enjoy: Now in cocktails, neat and on the rocks
Cocktail Cocktails: Last Word, Sangrita, Tommy's Margarita
Bottom Line Bottom Line: An rustic yet fruity mezcal for imbibers seeking adventurous new experiences.

The Producer

Miel de Tierra

The Producer
Morones Prieto No. 2912
Colonial del Carmen
Nuevo Leon,
Mexico
52 44-8112120774

Their Portfolio

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.