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Xicala

Xicala
Mezcal

Category: Blanco Mezcal

Date Tasted:
Country: Mexico
Alcohol: 43%
94 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$39.99

Xicala
Mezcal

Category: Blanco Mezcal

Date Tasted:
Country: Mexico
Alcohol: 43%
Clear color. Tropical, complex aromas and flavors of grilled pineapple,peppers, and sweet potatoes, spiced chestnut honey, smoked peppercorns and herbs, and sweaty hard cheese rind with a supple, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a warming, engaging, medium-long finish revealing shades of campfire embers, lit tobacco, volcanic rocks, and smoked venison jerky finish. A vibrant, flavorful mezcal.

Tasting Info

Spirits Glass Style: Complex, Smoky & Rich
Aroma Aroma: grilled pineapple,peppers, and sweet potatoes, spiced chestnut honey, smoked peppercorns and herbs, and sweaty hard cheese rind
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with shades of campfire embers, lit tobacco, volcanic rocks, and smoked venison jerky
Smoothness Smoothness: Warming
Enjoy Enjoy: on the rocks, with cigars and in cocktails
Cocktail Cocktails: Fuego Manzana, Bloody Maria, Tommy's Margarita
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A vibrant, flavorful mezcal.

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93 Maracame Añejo Tequila 40% (Mexico) $.00.
94 Xicala Mezcal 43% (Mexico) $39.99.

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.