Miel De Tierra Joven
Miel de Tierra // Zacatecas, Mexico
Hailing from Zacatecas — much farther north than the center of mezcal production in Oaxaca — the Miel de Tierra line seeks to show more elegant and earthy flavors than the typical smoky and wild examples from the south. Although much of the line features aging in local, virgin oak, this joven pours an inviting, crystal clear.
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.
"A faint whiff of smoke quickly recedes to more refined flavors of baked pineapple, raw pepper, and a light, hint of vanilla in this gentle mezcal. The palate has more sweetness and skews to fresh flavors of dry earth and butterscotch pudding as opposed to mesquite and brash mineral. Fans of the bold, unbridled flavors of Oaxaca should take a pass, but fans of tequila looking to dip their toes into the mezcal category will find much to like. "