Smells a bit like spoiled fruit on the nose. At an ABV of 47% there is not much bite. It‚Äôs quite smooth booze-wise but it‚Äôs also smooth flavor-wise. Overall I‚Äôm getting a lot of spoiled funkiness with notes of mild peat and cheap toothpaste. Bought a bottle without much knowledge of the brand and will be using for Bloody Marys instead of sipping neat. Lot 34
Lot 34. This is probably better as a mixer for cocktails than it is as a sipper. The nose has aromas of sour apples and vinegar. The flavor is also sour with notes of fermented straw and cooked mushrooms. It‚Äôs easy to drink for the ABV, but I wouldn‚Äôt recommend this mezcal. Don Amado makes some great stuff, but the Rustico is not on point.
Didn‚Äôt get the lot number. Very smoky with some caramel and clove. A long smoky finish. A bit one dimensional. Probably a decent mixer.