Mezcal Vago Blanco y Negra
Mezcal Vago // Oaxaca, Mexico
This extremely rare batch of mezcal from Tío Rey is made from Blanco (77%) and Sierra Negra (23%) agaves, the former of which take about 45 years to mature, so don't hesitate to pick this one up if you see it. There were only 155 bottles made, and the next bottling isn't due out until 2060!
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 doesn't jump out of the glass, but the small bit of coaxing that is required is quite well rewarded. Unusually, there is nothing sharp or pungent about the aromas of this mezcal; it's all soft mesquite smoke with hints of star anise, coriander and allspice. The palate is similarly complex and subdued, with black pepper and Turkish tobacco, and a gentle lift of sugarcane syrup right at the end. The texture is soft and generous, with no aggressive alcohol at all."