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Mezcal de Leyendas Maguey

Mezcal de Leyendas Maguey
Tobalá Oaxaca Mezcal

Category: Blanco Mezcal

Date Tasted:
Country: Mexico
Alcohol: 48.7%
88 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$99.99

Mezcal de Leyendas Maguey
Tobalá Oaxaca Mezcal

Category: Blanco Mezcal

Date Tasted:
Country: Mexico
Alcohol: 48.7%
Clear color. Aromas and flavors of grilled melon rind, ripe pears, rosemary, and roasted apple with a satiny, crisp, dryish light-to-medium body and a peppery, interesting, medium-length finish with notes of Jamaican jerk spices. A smoky, spicy Mezcal that hits the spot.

Tasting Info

Spirits Glass Style: Spicy
Aroma Aroma: grilled melon rind, ripe pears, rosemary, and roasted apple
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of Jamaican jerk spices
Smoothness Smoothness: Peppery
Enjoy Enjoy: in cocktails
Cocktail Cocktails: Buck, Sangrita, Tommy's Margarita
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A smoky, spicy Mezcal that hits the spot.

The Producer or Importer

M.S. Walker Inc.

The Producer or  Importer
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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.