Madre Mezcal Espadin (750ml)
Using Espadins sourced from multiple villages across Oaxaca, each chosen for its distinct site-driven profile, Madre's blend allows Espadin’s full spectrum of flavour to shine. The heart of the Mezcal comes from the palenque of Carlos Blas, based in Matatlán, whose family started making Mezcal in the 1930s. Carlos works with several growers in the region, and his artisanal distillery honours the traditional methods practiced in the area for centuries. Yet, from wherever the Espadin is sourced, Madre pays top dollar for only the ripest and highest quality juice available. Bottled in recycled glass, it’s a smooth, light to medium-bodied Mezcal with evocative hints of olive brine, bicycle tube and modeling glue balancing fruitier notes of semi-ripe pear and apple with a touch of lemon. On the palate, Espadin’s herbal and citrus flavours lead into a green-grassy kind of smokiness and a lingering, delicately earthy, white pepper laced finish. It doesn't lack flavour, even at 40%, but it's so soft you can easily sip it on its own. Alternatively, use it to upscale tequila-based cocktails.
Other reviews... There’s a ripe, rich fruitiness to this 100% espadin mezcal that makes it a fun swap for classic cocktails, like a Jack Rose or a boozy, stirred Negroni. Clocking in at an easy 40% ABV, it’s also a great gateway for the uninitiated. - Masterful Mezcals, Amy Zavatto, New York Post