Rayu Espadin

The Schtick: Distilled by Isaias Martinez Juan, this Espadin is tahona ground, distilled on a copper still and bottled in San Juan Del Rio. It’s new to my area, and looked enticing so I picked it up. It’s taken me a couple months to work through it, along with some cocktails for guests, so let’s see how it is.

Review #1397 | Mezcal Review #64

Distiller: Isaias Martinez Juan

Bottler: Rayu

Brand: Rayu


ABV: 44% ABV

Age: NA

Nose: Bright vanilla bean, smoked salt, pineapple and pepper. Clay. Complex.

Taste: Thin mouth feel, some heat. Pepper, soapstone, pineapple clay.

Finish: Long, peppery and loaded with pineapple, vanilla bean and clay.

Overall: Perfectly capable, this espadin manages many things, though excelling in few. No flaws, really, though. It’s $40 for a Liter, and I know I need another.

Thanks for reading!

Rank: 5

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