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Zignum

Zignum
Añejo Mezcal

Category: Añejo Mezcal

Date Tasted:
Country: Mexico
Alcohol: 40%
88 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$52

Zignum
Añejo Mezcal

Category: Añejo Mezcal

Date Tasted:
Country: Mexico
Alcohol: 40%
Golden amber color. Aromas of venezuelan rum, dried banana, mango, guava, coconut cream, and vanilla-caramel with a satiny, bright, fruity medium body and a smooth, intriguing, medium-length bubble gum, pineapple cake, cherry, and tobacco finish. A nuanced aged spirit for fans of rich and decadent rums.

Tasting Info

Spirits Glass Style: Rich & Spicy
Aroma Aroma: venezuelan rum, dried banana, mango, guava, coconut cream, and vanilla-caramel
Taste Flavor: bubble gum, pineapple cake, cherry, and tobacco
Smoothness Smoothness: Smooth
Enjoy Enjoy: in cocktails, neat and on the rocks
Cocktail Cocktails: Junglebird, Sangrita, Tommy's Margarita
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A nuanced aged spirit for fans of rich and decadent rums.

The Producer

Casa Armando Guillermo Prieto, S.A. de C.V.

The Producer
Calle Cuautla #100
Bosques de las Lomas, 62270
Mexico
52 -(777) 329-8900

Their Portfolio

83 Zignum Blanco Mezcal 40% (Mexico) $31.00.
85 Zignum Reposado Mezcal 40% (Mexico) $38.00.
88 Zignum Añejo Mezcal 40% (Mexico) $52.00.

Anejo Mezcal

Spirits Glass Copita Amber.jpg
Serve in a Copita
Añejo (literally "old") Mezcal has been aged for a legal minimum of twelve months in barrels. The finest examples however are usually aged from three to five years. Añejo mezcal can be either light, with a golden straw color or have an amber or golden yellow appearance.

The aging in barrels gives añejo mezcals flavors of roasted nuts, grilled fruits, pepper and tobacco. There is often a sublte smoky minerality in the finish; serve these neat in a crystal copita with cigars.

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.