Vago Tobala

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Vago Tobala Mezcal, 750ML

Vago Tobalá has a mild pine nose. Its earthy, complex flavor is full bodied and has subtle hints of cloves and nutmeg.  Tobala is a wild agave that is much smaller than some of its agave cousins.  It is the most coveted of all agave, due partially to its difficulty to cultivate and its very distinct flavor characteristics. There are many references to the mighty Tobalá in Oaxacan culture. Vago also makes a Tobala en Barro that is distilled in clay. Like other Vago mezcal, the specifics of each bottle may depend on the batch.

Technical Specifications:

MEZCALERO: Aquilino Garcia Lopez, Emigdio Jarquín Ramirez
AGAVE: Tobala
DISTILLATION: Double distilled in Copper 
REGION: Oaxaca
VILLAGE: Candelaria Yegole, Miahuatlan
OVEN: Conic Earth Pit Oven
MILLING: Tahona  

About This Producer:

It is their belief that all Mezcal should be clear and unaged, so everything they make is Joven. They believe that storing or aging Mezcal in wood should be avoided, as it chemically alters the Mezcal, adding flavors that traditionally were not there. On the front label of each of their bottles, all the information is there about who made it, what pueblo, what agave, details in the process, size of batch and more.  This information may vary by batch. This is connoisseur mezcal. They aim to empower both the master craftsmen with a celebration of his art, and also the consumer by giving them the knowledge they need to find a great mezcal. All of their mezcals are joven (young) and clear. Beginning in the late spring of 2017, Vago began using different color labels for their different mezcaleros. Emigdio distills in copper with refrescador. Aquilino distills in copper. Tio Rey distills in clay pots. 

By Mezcal Reviews