Full Review

Mezcal de Leyendas

Mezcal de Leyendas
Verde San Luis Potosi Mezcal

Category: Blanco Mezcal

Date Tasted:
Country: Mexico
Alcohol: 45%
97 Points
Platinum Medal
Superlative
$49.99

Mezcal de Leyendas
Verde San Luis Potosi Mezcal

Category: Blanco Mezcal

Date Tasted:
Country: Mexico
Alcohol: 45%
Clear color. Aromas and flavors of cucumber, melon, lime spritz, caramelized orange, Ancho chile, Maggi, and golden raisins with a round, lively, fruity medium body and a warming, massively long finish with notes of pickled ginger, sweet guava pastry, cured meats, and black olives. A sweet, savory, salty, juicy display of complexity and finesse; enjoy this Blanco Mezcal liberally.

Tasting Info

Spirits Glass Style: Fruity, Funky, Rich, Spicy, Smoky, Herbal & Complex
Aroma Aroma: cucumber-melon, lime spritz, caramelized orange, ancho chile, maggi sauce, and golden raisins
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of pickled ginger, sweet guava pastry, cured meats, and black olives
Smoothness Smoothness: Warming
Enjoy Enjoy: in cocktails, on the rocks and neat
Cocktail Cocktails: Paloma, Sangrita, Tommy's Margarita
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A sweet, savory, salty, juicy display of complexity and finesse; enjoy this Blanco Mezcal liberally.

The Producer or Importer

M.S. Walker Inc.

The Producer or  Importer
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Norwood, MA 02062
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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.