Mezcal El Silencio Joven
Mezcal El Silencio // Oaxaca, Mexico
The brand Mezcal El Silencio is named after the bar in the movie "Mulholland Drive." El Silencio Joven was released in Los Angeles in late summer of 2013. The Joven is a blend of three types of agave: mexicáno (aka rhodacantha), tobasiche (aka karwinskii), and espadín (angustifolia). It is a Oaxacan product made by Master Mezcalier Pedro Hernandez and is distilled in copper pot-stills. It is unaged and bottled at 80 proof.
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.
"This has a cleaner and less complex aroma compared to its black-bottled brother, the El Silencio Espadín. There are some pottery notes and a very faint smoke. Lots of fruit appears along with some banana leaf. A nice minty profile shows up on the palate and the mezcal is round and soft. All in all, a clean and uncomplicated expression."