This mezcal surprised me. I had very low expectations before tasting it given it‚Äôs relation to Jose Cuervo. Sipped neat, it‚Äôs relatively fruit-forward and very oily with notes of black pepper, nail polish, and sweet agave. I honestly expected this to be a lot worse. I still wouldn‚Äôt recommend it neat, as it was better when used in a cocktail.
Not the worst upfront with typical smokey agave notes. Very simple tasting which could work in a cocktail but the finish has a taste of flat tonic water that I can‚Äôt get past.
Not much happening here. Expected worse but it‚Äôs not gross, just bland. Sugary agave, water, and lime notes. Kind of a 1.5 stars given the average price of $50/bottle. Lot 001-15.
A friend gave me a bottle some time back. Knowing it was made by Jose Cuervo I expected it to be a flavorless industrial bottling. Not quite. It is simple and straightforward, with the usual smoke and citrus overtones. I would not call it a sipper. It does the job in cocktails.
A friend brought a bottle and we tried this last night. We were pleasantly surprised. Very floral and fruity up front. Surprisingly smooth for sipping with not a lot of attack. Will likely pick up a bottle and try making some drinks.