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Milagrito Enmascarado Joven (54%) Mezcal (750ml)

Oaxaca, MEXICO
$150. 00 Bottle
$1800.00 Dozen
ABV: 54%
Mezcal ‘Enmascarado’ (masked man) is completely organic with two Mezcals on offer - both are joven (young) mezcals, meaning they have not been aged for long and as such, the liquid is clear. The notable difference is in alcohol content with one at 45% and the other at an unsual 54% ABV. Both are 'vintage' batches with very low production quantities of around 2000-5000 bottles.

Tasting note: [2013 bottling tasted] Crystal clear and slightly viscous. A mild pickled onion and nail varnish whiff evolves to more attractive scents of candlewax, smoked herbs and wool shed. Thicker and heavier in mouthfeel than the 45.2% bottling but with no added heat; aromas repeat in the mouth; mildly oily at the finish with hints of vanilla in the fade. Smokey green tea aftertaste. Superbly balanced with references to Islay whiskies. Great to see this exotic spirit being made available at a natural strength.54% Alc./Vol.