- ABV may vary
Mezcal Vago Elote Mezcal (700ml)
Tasting note: [49.9.% ABV batch tasted from a 20ml sample] Made by Aquilino García López at his palenque in Candelaria Yegolé, Oaxaca. Garcia infuses the first and second distillation with toasted corn from his own farm which "smooths the edges off the Espadin" and adds a gentle sweetness. Complex and classic with smokey Mezcal aromas of tyre rubber, oil rag, baked citrus, brine and plantain, this shows fabulous balance in a high ABV, creamy attack, ending oily, peppery with tobacco ash, wax and impressive length. Approx. 1000 bottles produced.
Other reviews... that roasted corn definitely shines through on the nose and palate. Mesquite and dust on the nose, with some cheese funk and mint hiding among the corn notes. More corn on the palate with leather, dirt, and cotija cheese. Funky and delicious. Aquilino was a master for sure. Descansa en paz Aquilino. 4/5 stars - mezcalreviews.com