Distiller: Gregorio Hernandez Lopez
Bottler: Maguey Melate
Brand: Maguey Melate
ABV: 61.3% ABV
Nose: Powerful and bold without a trace of ethanol. Fresh paint, some varnish and clay, sweet honey and a touch of ash.
Taste: Bold on the palate, rich and viscous. There’s not a doubt to the drinker this is high proof – it’s not punishing but the ethanol is certainly not hiding. Paint-y, varnish-y, creamy and faintly chemical. Ash smoke, burning wood, a touch of pepper.
Finish: Long finish that hangs on the jaw and in the back of your throat. Smoky and creamy, sweet with a tough of burning rubber and more pepper.
Overall: Bold and interesting, this particular release is not short on flavor, although it does suffer a tad in terms of complexity. It’s notably drinkable, so go easy on this one – it’ll sneak up otherwise.
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