Mezcal Alipús San Baltazar
Mezcal Alipús // Oaxaca, Mexico
A spirit with “heart”. Alipús is a co-op made up of mezcal producers throughout Oaxaca. With the help of Los Danzantes they have banded together to produce a series of single-village mezcals, each displaying the particular terroir and traditions of each mezcalero and village. San Balthazar carries the distinction of being fermented using wild yeast in pine vats by Mezcalero Don Cosme Hernandez. It is a “high elevation” mezcal made from agave espadín grown at an elevation of 5,700ft in very rocky soil. .
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.
"The nose is not so much smoky, but ashy with the high elevation seeming to render a subtle style of mezcal here with other aromas like Meyer lemon, white flowers, and salt. The palate brings to mind a myriad of flavors including watermelon Jolly Rancher candies, rosemary, and cough medicine, but this all comes across clean and fresh with a slightly chewy texture. The exotic nature of this mezcal is alluring, but with its medicinal candied quality it can be confusing to enjoy. "