Wahaka Mezcal Tobalá
Wahaka Mezcal // Oaxaca, Mexico
The wild tobalá (aka “the king of mezcal”) is harvested in the highlands of Oaxaca, often on extremely rugged mountainsides and rocky cliffs. In addition to its challenging locale - 1,700-2,600 meters above sea level - the tobalá’s smaller size means a significantly larger number of plants are needed to produce this release. Like the madre cuishe, this rare agave is harvested at a minimum of 12 years of maturation.
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.
"The nose is sweet and floral, with a distinctive herbaceousness that is one of the tobalá’s signatures. The palate offers notes of mango and pineapple, grass, as well as cinnamon and allspice. The creamy finish is smooth and lengthy, with more tropical fruit, herbal notes and hints of caramel and cloves."