Alipus San Baltazar

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Alipus San Baltazar, 750ML

Village: San Baltazar
Region: Oaxaca
Agave Type: Espadin
Alcohol: 44% ABV
Oven: Pit Oven
Fermentation: Pine Vats
Milling: Tahona
Distillation: Double distilled

Staff Review: So what is the Alipus label and what does it represent in the world of mezcal? Alipus is a series made from contracted mezcales, purchased and marketed by the Danzantes group in Oaxaca, and imported into California by Craft Distillers. Each label corresponds to a specific village where the producer is located. All of them are made entirely from Espadin agave (with the exception of the San Andres that has a smidge of something else thrown in during fermentation). The point is to show the geographical differences that terroir, fermentation, and water ultimately play in the flavor of each spirit. Other than the three main factors I just mentioned, they're all basically produced the same way-made from Espadin agave roasted in an open pit, fermented in used wood, and double-distilled in a wood-fired pot still. Just down the river from Santa Ana and San Juan is San Luis del Rio. The producers here make a slightly-smokier style than the other three villages.

Tasting Notes: Delicate and fruity, slightly sweet.