Tasting Notes, Mezcal; April 14, 2022

Spirit Tasting

Mezcal & Cocktails

April 14, 2022

5 PM – 7 PM

Banhez Mezcal Ensamble 84 proof…$26.99

Composed of 90% Espadín and 10% Barril agaves, this mezcal is delightfully mild, floral and fruity (pineapple, banana). Banhez Ensamble is perfect for first-time mezcal tasters and wonderful for cocktail innovation. 

Mal Bien Alto Isidro Rodriguez 88.4 proof…$73.99

The excellent Alto for Isidro Rodriguez Montoya is distilled in one of the best villages for Mezcal production in Michoacan, Rio de Parras. This tiny town devoted primarily to the production of A. Inaequidens, locally called Alto, has some of the best mezcal in Mexico, but few know its importance. This batch was just 266 bottles. Clean, fresh. Cucumber water, hibiscus, pepper, fresh pepper and onion, zesty lime and a bright pop of sweetness. Lovely. Faint ash on the back palate.

5 Sentidos Bicuixe 97.1 proof…$116.99

Father Atenogenes and son José are accomplished distillers, particularly when tasked with distilling agaves that belong to the Karwinskii family like Bicuixe. Atenogenes and José harvested wild Bicuixe from the surrounding land of San Isidro Guishe, where their small palenque is located. The water source and soil types in the region of Miahuatlan are mineral-rich and assign a very distinct flavor thumbprint, of which Atenogenes harnesses in a delicate but expressive manner with this bottling.


Mezcal Sunrise:

2 parts Mezcal

1 part Grapefruit Soda

½ part Grenadine

Mezcal Vesper:

2 parts Mezcal

1 part Lillet

Dash fresh lime