Apolonio Ramirez Espadin Tobaziche Mezcal

The Schtick: This is an Espadin and Tobaziche ensamble from Apolonio Ramirez in San Agustin Amatengo. It is distilled using a copper refrescador. I don’t have the ABV for this, as it came direct from Apolonio in Oaxaca. Let’s dive in.

Review #1400 | Mezcal Review #65

Distiller: Apolonio Ramirez

Bottler: Apolonio Ramirez

Brand: Apolonio Ramirez



Age: NA

Nose: Pepper, clay, latex paint, minerality. Prickly pear and wood.

Taste: Big smoke, pineapple, grilled peppers, lactic, sweet and ashy. Rich and powerful.

Finish: Long, powerfully ashy, lots of minerality, clay and pear. Bribe and pepper.

Overall: Powerful and complex but dominated by smoke. Very good, but some more balance could easily push it higher.

Thanks for reading!

Rank: 6

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