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Salvadores 70 400

Salvadores 70 400
2020 Artesanal Tobalá Joven Mezcal

Category: Blanco Mezcal

Date Tasted:
Country: Mexico
Alcohol: 48%
91 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$124

Salvadores 70 400
2020 Artesanal Tobalá Joven Mezcal

Category: Blanco Mezcal

Date Tasted:
Country: Mexico
Alcohol: 48%
Clear color. Aromas and flavors of romaine lettuce, poblano pepper, chia seeds, and cucumber with a satiny, vibrant, dryish light body and a warming, charming, medium-long finish. A refreshing and vegetal Mezcal that will work best in spring cocktails with a garden-fresh vibe.

Tasting Info

Spirits Glass Style: Herbal & Complex
Aroma Aroma: romaine lettuce, poblano pepper, chia seeds, and cucumber
Taste Flavor: romaine lettuce, poblano pepper, chia seeds, and cucumber
Smoothness Smoothness: Warming
Enjoy Enjoy: in cocktails, neat and on the rocks
Cocktail Cocktails: Paloma, Sangrita, Tommy's Margarita
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A refreshing and vegetal Mezcal that will work best in spring cocktails with a garden-fresh vibe.

The Producer

Salvadores Mezcal

The Producer
Del Bosque No. 24, Colonia Sección Séptima
Tlacolula de Matamoros, 70400
Mexico
52 661-755-5707

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.