Tres Papalote Mezcal Wild Cupreata Agave Joven (46%)
Tres Papalote // Guerrero, Mexico
Tres Papalote is made from 100% Wild cupreata. a.k.a. papalote grown in Guerrero, Mexico. This expression is bottled unaged at 46% (there are 2 others on the market at higher proofs). The "Koo-Koo Man" on the bottle is an illustrated rendering of a glass sculpture from the art collection of its brand ambassador, actor/comedian Cheech Marin.
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.
"Bittersweet chocolate and intense agave flavors are fueled by intense peppery spice. It has a sharp, cheesy funk with a rose petal floral note, that goes a bit dry and bitter with heavy charcoal smoke. Its proof and assertive flavors would make this a good mezcal base for cocktails, though it's decent as a neat sipper for those used to stronger mezcals. "