Category Archives: – Other Spirits

Cinco de Mayo: Three Mezcales de Leyenda

A while ago I did a second Mezcal bottle-share of which I haven’t reviewed yet. It’s about high I did, since I have been sipping from them and I don’t want them to get emptied before I wrote tasting notes. … Continue reading

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Mezcal Festival Day 6: Ilegal Joven, 40%

The last of my mezcal collection until yesterday. Yesterday the five new mezcals for the second bottle share came in, but I’m going to do some whiskies again before reviewing those. Anyway, this one is one I bought from The … Continue reading

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Mezcal Festival Day 5: Minero, Del Maguey, 49%

The fourth and last mezcal from the bottle-share, the first one, is the ‘Minero’. The mezcal is produced in Santa Catarina Minas, a couple of miles south of Oaxaca. I was pondering how to write an introduction for this one … Continue reading

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Mezcal Festival Day 4: Del Maguey San Luis Del Rio Azul, 47%

Apparently there was a shortage of agave during 2000 to 2004. Since a lot of the agave used for mezcal is not cultivated but harvested from the wild, the guys at Del Maguey had to come up with something. Add … Continue reading

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Mezcal Festival Prolongation: Another bottle-share

I announced it on Facebook yesteday, and I sent out some emails to my Dutch bottle-share buddies. But since they haven’t filled up the bottle-share yet, I’m trying to give it a bit more exposure here. The previous bottle-share with … Continue reading

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Mezcal Festival Day 3: Del Maguey Chichicapa, 46%

Chichicapa is a small village a couple of hours south of Oaxaca, according to Del Maguey’s website. It’s strange since Google Maps doesn’t really pick up on it but does show a Chichicapa north of Oaxaca in the Tabasco. Anyway, … Continue reading

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Mezcal Festival Day 2: Del Maguey Vida, 42%

When I did the bottle share I quickly decided that it would be focused around Del Maguey’s mezcals. Somehow they seemed to be the top of the line and the less random booze of a single village mezcal appealed to … Continue reading

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