El Silencio Espadin

The Schtick: Distilled by Pedro Hernandez for El Silencio in San Baltazar Guelavila, this espadin is made in small batches and is aimed for the high end cocktail market. To me, that sounds like “don’t drink neat” so let’s drink this neat and see how much I regret it.

Review #1302 | Mezcal Review #39

Distiller: Pedro Hernandez

Bottler: El SIlencio

Brand: El SIlencio


ABV: 43% ABV

Age: NAS

Nose: Cream cheese frosting, toasted almond, apple and mango. Not super bold.

Taste: Leather, faint sweetness. Faint smoke. Pretty weak palate overall. Not a lot going on. Hint of kiwi fruit.

Finish: Short, light ash, faint clay. Again, not a ton going on.

Overall: Not bad, but incredibly bland. I’m honestly a little surprised, and a hair impressed. That said, I can’t imagine this makes amazing cocktails, since it doesn’t have much character. Maybe that’s the point. Who knows.

Thanks for reading!

Rank: 4

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