Del Maguey Tobala

The Schtick: This is an older batch of Tobala from Del Maguey – the first batch of 2014. Discovered hiding out on a local shelf, I picked it up and am drinking it for you today. It’s made in the mountains, as we’re told, and double distilled. Let’s get to drinking.

Review #1883 | Mezcal Review #182

Distiller: Undisclosed

Bottler: Del Maguey

Brand: Del Maguey


ABV: 45% ABV

Age: NA

Nose: Fresh orange, citrus, faint latex paint. Sweet honey, bright fruit and a bright roasted agave note.

Taste: Bright and sweet on the palate, a big grassy note greets first. Confectioners sugar, pepper, a faint woody ash. Bright orange, mango, lemon zest. Cream cheese sweetness. Back palate has a bit of wood smoke.

Finish: Long finish. Bright and fruity, with the addition of some clay, slate and burning wood smoke. Almost a hickory note.

Overall: Overall, quite a nice Tobala. The complexity and combination of the fruits and the ashy component work well together, bringing plenty of flavor.

Thanks for reading!

Rank: 7

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