Gem + Bolt Mezcal with Damiana
Gem + Bolt // Oaxaca , Mexico
Gem + Bolt is a project started by to Virginian artists who were seduced by the mystique, history, and deliciousness of Oaxaca’s mezcal tradition. Damiana, a local herb thought to have a plethora of benefits including “endowing mythic powers in the bedroom,” is added to the mezcal made from espadín agave. The agave is fair trade, organic, and sustainable and no additives are added to the finished product.
Mezcal JovenA 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.
"Despite additions, this mezcal has a fairly classic nose of sea salt, crushed lemon, gentle smoke, and roasted pepper. The palate is broad and slightly sweet — perhaps the influence of the Damiana plant. A tasty if not profound mezcal with clean flavors, brilliant packaging, and if the rumors about Damiana’s benefits are true, a potent extra feature."