Mezcal Vago Espadin
Mezcal Vago // Oaxaca, Mexico
Espadin, an ancestor of the Blue Weber agave used to make tequila, is known for its high sugar content and the transparency with which it transmits characteristics of a distiller's individual style. In the case of fifth-generation mezcalero Aquilino García López, this means a very narrow "cut" (the part of the distillate that is kept rather than discarded or re-distilled) resulting in a bright, clear flavor profile.
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.
"Explosive, expressive aromatics in very clean, bright, easy-drinking spirit, this Espadin leads with guava, tomato leaf, Thai basil and fresh turmeric root. The palate is sappy and fresh, full of sandalwood, lavender and mixed garden cuttings. Very well-balanced. The texture is easy-going and refined, but the finish does leave one with a subtle impression of alcohol and not much else."