Distiller: Aquilino Garcia
Bottler: Mezcal Vago
Brand: Mezcal Vago
ABV: 50.2% ABV
Nose: Sweet on the nose, a light cocoa note is present along with papaya-like sweetness, honey and a touch of salinity.
Taste: Big smoke on the palate, kind of unexpected based on the sweetness of the nose. Char, some light brine, big sweet cream notes and a touch of acrid plastic.
Finish: Long ashy finish that touches on the sweetness of the nose a hair, big grilled pineapple notes, and vanilla bean sweetness.
Overall: I like this, though fans of less smoke may find it a bit intense. There’s great fruit (grilled pineapple) and creamy sweetness that we come to expect from Espadin, and the smoke note helps keep it from cloying sweetness.
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