Alipus Santa Ana del Rio

The Schtick: Alipús is a series made from contracted mezcales, purchased and marketed by the Danzantes group in Oaxaca, and imported into California by Craft Distillers. Each label corresponds to a specific village where the producer is located. All of them are made entirely from Espadin agave (with the exception of the San Andres that has a smidge of something else thrown in during fermentation). – KLWines. I’ve had several Alipus varietals before, and all have been fine to great, so I’m looking forward to trying one more. Here we go.

Review #1171 | Mezcal Review #16

Distiller: Hernandez Melchor

Bottler: Alipus

Brand: Alipus

Selection:

ABV: 42% ABV

Age: NA


Nose: So very sweet in a very pleasant way. Honey, vanilla bean, confectioners sugar. Really faint on the agave stank front – not a lot of earth or mineral or ammonia at all. Just a sweet, buttery nose.

Taste: Really different from the nose. Confectioners sugar, pepper, sulfur, ammonia, brine, and light rubber. Powerful and savory in a very chemical forward manner.

Finish: Medium in length – lots of plastic, copper, ash and earth.

Overall: Delicious and savory. Not too overpowering, but a really powerful set of notes.

Thanks for reading!

Rank: 6


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