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Mezcal

Also spelt Mescal, Mezcal is a distilled drink made from the maguey plant, which is a type of Agave. This Mexican libation is mostly made in the region of Oaxaca, where there is a saying, "for everything bad, mezcal, and for everything good, too." It's an amusing saying, but perhaps symptomatic of a deeper-rooted problem. Mezcal is usually consumed neat, and it has a smoky flavour. It is quite similar to Tequila in many respects, though they are both made from different varieties of Agave. Mezcal is also produced to a much smaller scale. First the Maguey plants are harvested, and the hearts (or "piñas") are extracted. These are then cooked for three days near open fires, which gives the drink the smoky flavour. They are then crushed, mashed and fermented prior to a single distillation. Mezcal often features a small larva/worm in the bottle (the bottles will be labelled "con gusano" - "with worm"), which is most likely a marketing ploy invented in the mid 20th Century. Typically the bottle will be drunk, and the left over worm will be eaten. In Mexico the drink is enjoyed neat, though there are many cocktails to which it is suited.

El Mero Cuchillero Joven Mezcal

70cl, 48%
El Mero

El Mero is tasty Mezcal produced by Master Mezcalero Justino Garcia Cruz using traditional distillation methods. The label features a neat illustration of a knife, inspired by the works of Carlos…  More info

El Mero Cuchillero Joven Mezcal
$68.35
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Cinco Elementos Maguey Tobalá

70cl, 50%
Cinco Elementos

Wild Tobalá agave is the star of this unaged mezcal from Cinco Elementos. Found growing in rocky hills and mountains, it takes longer to reach maturity than more common agave varieties, harvested…  More info

Cinco Elementos Maguey Tobalá
$86.59

Bruxo No.4

70cl, 46%
Bruxo

The fourth mezcal in the Bruxo range is made with Espadin, Barril and Cuishe agave from Las Salinas.  More info

Bruxo No.4
$69.49
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Koch El Ensamble De Ejutla

70cl, 47.7%
Koch El

While the majority of the Koch El mezcal range is made with single varieties of agave, the Ensamble De Ejutla brings five of them together to create a wonderful expression. Those five agaves are…  More info

Koch El Ensamble De Ejutla
$66.19

Derrumbes Oaxaca Mezcal

70cl, 47.5%
Derrumbes

A Derrumbes Mezcal from Oaxaca, made with Espadín agave, cooked in a traditional underground pit and double distilled. It is allowed to rest for three months before the Mezcal is bottled in these…  More info

Derrumbes Oaxaca Mezcal
$52.93

Cinco Elementos Maguey Cuishe

70cl, 48.5%
Cinco Elementos

From Cinco Elementos comes this joven mezcal, produced exclusively from wild Maguey Cuishe agave, found growing on hillsides. This particular agave variety can take up to 25 years to reach maturity…  More info

Cinco Elementos Maguey Cuishe
$86.59

Gente de Mezcal Tobalá

75cl, 46%
Gente De Mezcal

Gente de Mezcal bring you a handcrafted mezcal made from the Tobalá agave, made in the Oaxaca region in Mexico. Tobalá agave are smaller than most other varieties, so it takes around eight piñas to…  More info

Gente de Mezcal Tobalá
$97.93

Bruxo No.5

70cl, 46%
Bruxo

Artisanal mezcal (most mezcals are) made with Tobala agave in San Agustín Amatengo.  More info

Bruxo No.5
$94.92

El Cortijo Espadín

70cl, 45%
El Cortijo

An excellent mezcal produced for the El Cortijo range under the watchful eye of mezcalero Alvaro Hernandez, using well-matured Espadín agave. Double distilled and bottled at 45% ABV. Wonderfully…  More info

El Cortijo Espadín
$68.35

Los Siete Misterios Doba-Yej 2019

70cl, 44%
Los Siete Misterios

It's the 2019 edition of Los Siete Misterios Doba-Yej mezcal, which is made with Espadín agave. The name translates to "The Seven Mysteries", and the labels all feature skeletons kind of hanging out.…  More info

Los Siete Misterios Doba-Yej 2019
$70.64

Mezcales Cosmicos Espadín

70cl, 49%
Mezcales Cosmicos

An artisanal mezcal from Cosmicos, produced with Espadín agave, one of the most common varieties. The agave is roasted in an earthen oven before a double distillation, and it's full of green herbs…  More info

Mezcales Cosmicos Espadín
$80.90

Mezcales Cosmicos Espadín-Tepeztate

70cl, 48%
Mezcales Cosmicos

An unaged, joven mezcal from Mezcales Cosmicos, this Espadín-Tepeztate expression is made with a blend of the two eponymous agave varieties! While Espadín is a more common variety, Tepeztate is rarer…  More info

Mezcales Cosmicos Espadín-Tepeztate
$113.95

Memorable Espadín

70cl, 47.1%
Memorable

Espadín-based agave from the Memorable Mezcal range, which is interestingly produced exclusively using wild grown agave. They let Mother Nature do her thing, the harvest the agave and turn it in to…  More info

Memorable Espadín
$66.07

Memorable Bicuishe

70cl, 47.5%
Memorable

This expression from the Memorable Mezcal range (it's an easy name to remember) is made exclusively from Bicuishe agave - wild agave, in particular. It isn't all that common to see, but it is very…  More info

Memorable Bicuishe
$111.68

Memorable Madrecuishe

70cl, 45%
Memorable

From the Memorable Mezcal range, which is all about using wild agave to make the spirits, comes an expression produced exclusively with Madrecuishe agave. Madrecuishe is part of the Karwinskii…  More info

Memorable Madrecuishe
$110.53

Memorable Tepeztate

70cl, 47.1%
Memorable

A marvellous treat from the Memorable Mezcal range, made using wild agave - specifically the Tepeztate variety of agave! You can expect softly smoky notes here, along with some mineral-rich elements…  More info

Memorable Tepeztate
$113.95

Koch El Ensamble

70cl, 47%
Koch El

This Ensamble mezcal from Koch El shines a light on rare varieties of agave. You'll find a quartet of agaves in here, with wild Tobala, Tobasiche, Lumbre and Cirial all used. Unlike some mezcals,…  More info

Koch El Ensamble
$87.74

Mezcales Cosmicos Madrecuishe

70cl, 46%
Mezcales Cosmicos

Mezcales Cosmicos found some Madrecuishe agave for this mezcal! Because this particular variety has a low water content, the mezcal made from it is generally full of mineral and floral notes. This…  More info

Mezcales Cosmicos Madrecuishe
$113.95

Los Siete Misterios Arroqueno 2019

70cl, 49%
Los Siete Misterios

The 2019 vintage of Los Siete Misterios's Arroqueno mezcal, which is made using the eponymous agave variety. Arroqueno is a relative of Espadín, which is a favourite of many mezcal producers, so we…  More info

Los Siete Misterios Arroqueno 2019
$121.94

Mezcal Amores Espadín (2019 Edition)

70cl, 37%
Mezcal Amores

A 2019 edition of Mezcal Amores' Espadín expression, made with the titular agave variety. The plants are harvested at between seven to ten years of age, and cooked in a conical stone oven before…  More info

Mezcal Amores Espadín (2019 Edition)
$58.09

Koch El Maguey Espadín (46.7%)

70cl, 46.7%
Koch El

Mezcal from the Koch El range, produced using Espadín agave - one of the most popular varieties for mezcal production. A great introduction to the selection...  More info

Koch El Maguey Espadín (46.7%)
1
$45.55

Bruxo X

70cl, 40%
Bruxo

This handcrafted Joven mezcal was made from an ensemble of Espadin and Barril Agave using traditional production methods. The agave is slow-cooked in an earthen pit and crushed with a tahona, before…  More info

Bruxo X
2
$40.99

Montelobos Ensamble Joven Mezcal

70cl, 45.3%
Casa Montelobos

While the classic Montelobos Joven Mezcal is made using espadin agave, the Ensamble expression gives the espadin some friends to play with. This edition features tobala and papalote agave alongside…  More info

Montelobos Ensamble Joven Mezcal
$67.26

La Penca Mezcal (with worm!)

70cl, 40%
La Penca

A Joven (young) Mezcal, La Penca is distilled from Salmaina (a type of Maguey agave) and it's aged in white oak barrels and bottled in a lovely hand blown bottle, complete with the prerequisite: a…  More info

La Penca Mezcal (with worm!)
6
$45.52

Mezcal Vago Espadín

70cl, 50.8%
Mezcal Vago

From the Vago brand comes this joven mezcal, made with 100% Espadín agave by mezcalero Emigdio Jarquín in Oaxaca. This artisanal mezcal is made by crushing the agave with a traditional stone tahona…  More info

Mezcal Vago Espadín
1
$74.06

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