Mezcal Viejo Indecente Ensamble
Viejo Indecente // Oaxaca, Mexico
Viejo Indecente is produced by the Lucas family overseen by 3rd generation distiller Jose Lucas in San Isidro Guishe, Miahuatlán in southern central Oaxaca. It's made from a blend of fair-trade Madrecuishe and Espadín grown without the use of pesticides, harvested at about 15 and 8 years respectively. Both species are roasted together in batches in steam-fueled (to reduce the need for lumber and avoid charring) clay ovens and twice distilled. it is bottled unaged.
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 medium weight, somewhat viscous mezcal has a rich backbone of vanilla and milk chocolate. Then a rush of hot spice, green pepper, grapefruit and lime zest explode excitedly on the palate. The finish is quite hot and spicy with a lingering bitterness and only a slight hint of smoke. "