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Joven Mezcal Artesanal

Category: Blanco Mezcal

Date Tasted:
Country: Mexico
Alcohol: 40%
92 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$39.99

Se Busca
Joven Mezcal Artesanal

Category: Blanco Mezcal

Date Tasted:
Country: Mexico
Alcohol: 40%
Clear color. Aromas and flavors of barnyard hay, rustic goat blue cheese on cucumber, kefir and sheep’s ghee, and oiled leather saddle with a silky, vibrant, dryish medium-to-full body and a seamless, long finish that exhibits accents of singed herbs, grilled pears, roasted coconut milk, and bbq rub and smoked rooibos finish. A wonderfully vibrant and rustic mezcal for sipping, cigars, or adventurous cocktails.

Tasting Info

Spirits Glass Style: Complex, Fruity, Rich, Smoky, Spicy, Herbal & Funky
Aroma Aroma: barnyard hay, rustic goat blue cheese on cucumber, kefir and sheep's ghee, and oiled leather saddle
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with accents of singed herbs, grilled pears, roasted coconut milk, and bbq rub and smoked rooibos
Smoothness Smoothness: Smooth
Enjoy Enjoy: in cocktails, neat, on the rocks and with cigars
Cocktail Cocktails: Bloody Maria, Last Word, Tommy's Margarita
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A wonderfully vibrant and rustic mezcal for sipping, cigars, or adventurous cocktails.

The Importer

Stoli Group USA, LLC

The Importer
135 E. 57th St, 9th Floor
New York, NY 10022
USA
1 212-858-9090

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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.