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Patatús

Patatús
Mezcal Ancestral Joven

Category: Blanco Mezcal

Date Tasted:
Country: Mexico
Alcohol: 40%
95 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$148

Patatús
Mezcal Ancestral Joven

Category: Blanco Mezcal

Date Tasted:
Country: Mexico
Alcohol: 40%
Clear color. Aromas and flavors of parmesan and chihuahua cheese, poblano pepper with habeñero salt, dry aged steak with chipotle, and smoked cherries and bleu cheese with a satiny, crisp, dry medium body and a very long finish that shows notes of cherry, anise, and tar, pepper and mint, umami, and leather and barnyard. Aggressively funky, smoky, and delectably different, with an intense and rich nose.

Tasting Info

Spirits Glass Style: Rich & Full
Aroma Aroma: parmesan and chihuahua cheese, poblano pepper with habeñero salt, dry aged steak with chipotle, and smoked cherries and bleu cheese
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of cherry, anise, and tar, pepper and mint, umami, and leather and barnyard
Smoothness Smoothness:
Finish Finish: Very Long
Enjoy Enjoy: neat, on the rocks, with cigars and with drops of water
Bottom Line Bottom Line: Aggressively funky, smoky, and delectably different, with an intense and rich nose.

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95 Patatús Mezcal Ancestral Joven 40% (Mexico) $148.00.

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.