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Casa Maestri

Casa Maestri
Blanco Mezcal

Category: Blanco Mezcal

Date Tasted:
Country: Mexico
Alcohol: 45%
94 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$79

Casa Maestri
Blanco Mezcal

Category: Blanco Mezcal

Date Tasted:
Country: Mexico
Alcohol: 45%
Clear color. Aromas and flavors of smoky butterscotch and english toffee, petrichor, sweet mint and cedar, and sautéed tonka bean in cast iron with a velvety, crisp, dry medium-to-full body and a peppery, prodigious, medium-long finish with nuances of white chocolate, fried plantains, grilled prickly pear cactus, and butterscotch. Rich and delicious with loads of smoky and savory herbal notes with a wonderful surprise of butterscotch candies at play as well.

Tasting Info

Spirits Glass Style: Spicy & Complex
Aroma Aroma: smoky butterscotch and english toffee, petrichor, sweet mint and cedar, and sautéed tonka bean in cast iron
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with nuances of white chocolate, fried plantains, grilled prickly pear cactus, and butterscotch
Smoothness Smoothness: Peppery
Finish Finish: Long
Enjoy Enjoy: neat, on the rocks, with cigars and with drops of water
Bottom Line Bottom Line: Rich and delicious with loads of smoky and savory herbal notes with a wonderful surprise of butterscotch candies at play as well.

The Producer

Destiladora Del Valle de Tequila

The Producer
2909 Hilcroft Street, Suite 255
Houston, TX 77057
USA
1 -713-705-3051

Their Portfolio

92 Casa Maestri Blanco Tequila Reserva 40% (Mexico) $59.00.
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87 Casa Maestri Reposado Tequila Reserva 40% (Mexico) $69.00.
85 Casa Maestri Añejo Tequila Reserva 40% (Mexico) $89.00.
94 Casa Maestri Blanco Mezcal 45% (Mexico) $79.00.
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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.