Del Maguey Mezcal
There are notes of rubber/bubblegum on the nose. There is some nice fruitiness to this mezcal.. grape, mango, mint. The finish is strong and lingers a bit. Another very enjoyable mezcal from Alipus. Lot SLR004/15
The smoothest Joven I‚Äôve tried yet. It‚Äôs got some heat. No burnt rubber taste. It‚Äôs amazing as mezcal goes. I mixed it in a cocktail from Ilegal‚Äôs website with Tonic, cucumber and grapefruit peel. It was okay but the traditional way is really good. Sipping from a copita is the best to me. Highly recommend the San Luis from Alipus. SLR004/19 Bot 438/1180
One of my favorites by Alipus. Lot SLR008/15. It‚Äôs sweet up front with some nice heat to finish.
My first bottle. Gin, pine, canteloupe, sticks on the tongue. Stronger smoke, carmelized roasted agave.
My favorite Alipus mezcal. It‚Äôs very smoky, very sweet, and fairly complex. It‚Äôs just a hair unbalanced otherwise this would be a 5 star spirit. But hey I just bought another bottle so they must be doing something right ;).
Lot SLR004/15. Salty, dry scents mix with fruit on the nose. The taste is a little hot with fruity notes of cantaloupe, melon, and honey. It‚Äôs slightly mineral and the heat carries through to the finish. Overall, this is a great Espadin. I recommend trying this one with some other Alipus to get a good feel for how terroir impacts the agave used in Mezcal.
Bottle 015/1380, Lot SLR004/17, 47.5% ABV. Smell reminds me of first rain drops on dry pavement. Tastes are subtle and well integrated. Mint, lemon, fresh green jalape√±o, a bit of salt, a hint of smoke, nice clean 95-proof burn and a sweet finish. Solidly well-made and dangerously quaffable.
Alipus Joven Mezcal San Luis / 96 proof Tahona milled, copper still. Surprisingly light despite its high proof, agave and smoke are a bit moderated compared to other Alipus mezcals. Also detect a touch of fruit / citrus. A smooth, delicious sipping mezcal. (Lot SLR006/16, bottle 1403/1590)