Mina Real Mezcal
Mina Real Blanco is made with agave Espadin in Santa Catarina Minas, Oaxaca. The agave used in this mezcal are grown at about 4,800 feet above sea level. Once harvested, the agave are steam roasted in a cantera limestone kiln oven, milled with a shredder, fermented in 1,400 litre pine wood vats using airborne yeast, and double distilled in a small clay-pot still.
Lots of flavor and good value. There are some notes of cinnamon, brown sugar, and apple pie. No smoke with clean agave-forward flavors.
Lot MR-043 Very vegetal, like boiled asparagus. Some caramel, and a nice spicy cayenne pepper finish. A bit of rubbing alcohol on the nose but a very soft pleasant mouthfeel. It was very cheap, I thought it was worth the price.