Marca Negra Arroqueno

The Schtick: Distilled by Alberto Ortiz, Mezcal Marca Negra’s Arroqueno is produced in Santa Maria La Pila in fairly small lots – 300 bottles or less.

Review #1793 | Mezcal Review #162

Distiller: Alberto Ortiz

Bottler: Mezcal Marca Negra

Brand: Mezcal Marca Negra


ABV: 48.6% ABV

Age: NA

Nose: Rich roasted agave, honey and almond slivers, faint citrus zest and some pepper. Lavender, light clay, some salinity.

Taste: Sweet at first, plenty of agave character here as well. Bright and fruit forward, a hint of cream and cheese on the back palate. Reminds me of salted melon, some cantaloupe, rising bread and some minerality.

Finish: Long finish presents some clay, some honey and more bread character rife with sweet roasted agave.

Overall: Extremely pleasant, this bottling of a favorite agave never fails to disappoint and show the impressive skill in the hand of the maker.

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Rank: 7

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