Gracias a Dios Espadin

The Schtick: Distilled from agave Espadin by Oscar Hernandez, this run was fermented in pine tanks for about 10-12 days and bottled at 45% ABV. This is the first entry in a series exploring GaD, and I’m excited to kick off. Let’s dive in.

Review #1492 | Mezcal Review #84

Distiller: Gracias a Dios

Bottler: Gracias a Dios

Brand: Gracias a Dios

Selection:

ABV: 45% ABV

Age: NA


Nose: Sweet agave, honey, coconut and earthy pepper. Interesting bouquet, especially as some minerality sweeps in. Sweet and creamy, the agave shows well.

Taste: Medium mouth feel, lightly acidic, ethanol very much in check. Creamy sweetness, honey, pepper. Almost a dash of papaya in the fruit aisle. Ashy, earthy minerality creeps in with some woody smoke on the back palate.

Finish: Long, rich and balanced. Sweet fruits, dessert icing, peppery mineral smoke and a faint bit of agave stank all blend nicely.

Overall: This expression is a total rock star, especially when you consider where it can be found on the shelf. Price doesnt factor into ranking here, but this is a top espadin for me, and one Ill happily ensure is always on my bar. This is the first of a 7 part Gracias a Dios series I have on deck, and Im stoked to work through the rest given this rockin kick off.

Thanks for reading!

Rank: 6


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