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Se Busca
Mezcal Joven

Category: Blanco Mezcal

Date Tasted:
Country: Mexico
Alcohol: 40%
93 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional

Se Busca
Mezcal Joven

Category: Blanco Mezcal

Date Tasted:
Country: Mexico
Alcohol: 40%
Clear color. Smoky, savory, complex aromas and flavors of char-roasted peppers stone fruit, and pineapples, smoked peppercorns, and roasted garlic nopales and gherkins with a silky, bright, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a peppery, complex, very long smoked nuts, creme anglaise with grilled plantain and tropical fruits, white cigar ash, and white pepper and herbs finish. A smooth sipping mezcal with supple balance and a long finish; this will be very versatile as a sipper or cocktail component and will be a good introduction to the category.

Tasting Info

Spirits Glass Style: Complex, Rich, Spirity, Herbal & Smoky
Aroma Aroma: char-roasted peppers stone fruit, and pineapples, smoked peppercorns, and roasted garlic nopales and gherkins
Taste Flavor: smoked nuts, creme anglaise with grilled plantain and tropical fruits, white cigar ash, and white pepper and herbs
Smoothness Smoothness: Peppery
Enjoy Enjoy: in cocktails, on the rocks and with cigars
Cocktail Cocktails: Mexican Mule, Buck, Tommy's Margarita
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A smooth sipping mezcal with supple balance and a long finish; this will be very versatile as a sipper or cocktail component and will be a good introduction to the category.

The Importer

Stoli Group USA, LLC

The Importer
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New York, NY 10022
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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.