Miel de Tierra Reposado
Miel de Tierra // Zacatecas, Mexico
Miel de Tierra mezcals are produced in the Mexican state of Zacatecas, which is much farther north than Oaxaca, where the center of mezcal production is. The distillery uses virgin, local oak in order to impart honey flavors and further tame the wild, agave character of the spirit.
Mezcal ReposadoA 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. Reposado mezcal is aged for 2 months up to 1 year in wood.
Cask TypeVirgin, local oak
"The eponymous flavors of earth and honey are deftly framed from a sweet, vanilla bean tone of fresh oak on this agave’s lush nose. The palate has medium-plus weight and a nice complexity that shows gentle cinnamon spice, sweet clover, and a pleasant finish of earthy and mineral characters. The almost complete lack of smoke may be jarring to some fans of the category, but for Cognac and whiskey drinkers this would be a welcome introduction to mezcal."