El Buho Mezcal

Mezcal Joven

Oaxaca, Mexico

  • Cost

  • Distiller Score

    85
  • Avg. Rating

    3.65
    3 out of 5 stars
    ( 23 )

El Buho (Spanish for "The Owl") is a mezcal from 100% espadín and produced in Santiago Mátatlan, Oaxaca. After a week-long roast in a stone pit, the agaves are crushed with a horse-pulled tahona. It is unaged and hand bottled at 86 proof.

  • age
    NAS
  • abv
    43.0
  • Mezcal Joven
    A spirit distilled from one or more different varieties of agave. Can only be produced in designated areas within 8 different Mexican states. Must be bottled in México. This is unaged or aged in stainless steel or plastic containers before bottling.
  • Cask Type
    unaged

Tasting Notes

"Lots of metallic and minerals on the nose along with some overripe tropical fruit and a moderate amount of meaty smoke. Leather and green agave notes come in to play as well. The mezcal is soft and round on the palate with an umami quality to it. The smoke is there, but doesn't overwhelm the other flavors. The finish is more bitter than sweet and the spiced factor is on the low end. A solid value mezcal and one suited to work well in cocktails."

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Flavor Profile

Herbal & Rich