Mezcal Vago Coyote en Barro
Mezcal Vago // Oaxaca, Mexico
The tahona isn't quite hands-on enough for Tío Rey. Rather than being crushed by a giant wheel pulled by a donkey, the roasted piñas (the sugary "hearts" of the agave) are pounded up by hand with wooden hammers! Distillation takes place in an olla de barro, an ancient type of clay pot-still hundreds, if not thousands, of years old.
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 spice-laden, feminine Coyote is bright and pungent, but delicate. The nose is unabashedly floral, featuring apple blossom, rose, and violet notes laced with cassia. Darker flavors emerge in the mouth such as apple peel, licorice root, and lava rock. The texture is palate-coating but not rich, with well-integrated alcohol and a persistent, vaguely metallic finish."