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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.

Los Siete Misterios Coyote 2017

70cl, 47.2%
Los Siete Misterios

This mezcal from Los Siete is made with the Coyote variety of agave, which isn't often seen being used in mezcal production - interesting stuff indeed! This bottling is the 2015 vintage, and features…  More info

Los Siete Misterios Coyote 2017
$129.58

La Medida Tobala

70cl, 40%
La Medida

A joven mezcal from La Medida, produced with the Tobala agave! The agave is harvested from the wild at 1,900 meters above sea level, and this expression is the smokiest from the range.  More info

La Medida Tobala
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$66.88

Mezcal El Jolgorio Pechuga

70cl, 48%
Mezcal El Jolgorio

A Pechuga Mezcal from the Mezcal El Jolgorio range. Pechuga is an intriguing style of Mezcal where the still is filled with botanicals (in this case, pineapple, orange, plantains, anise and more),…  More info

Mezcal El Jolgorio Pechuga
$190.37

Derrumbes Michoacan Mezcal (43.7%)

70cl, 43.7%
Derrumbes

This Mezcal from the Derrumbes range blends two varieties of agave together into one spirit. The Cupreata and Cenizo agave plants have juxtaposing flavour profiles (the former is fruity and vibrant,…  More info

Derrumbes Michoacan Mezcal (43.7%)
$70.09

La Medida Arroqueno

70cl, 46.7%
La Medida

Mezcal from the La Medida range, which was created under the watchful eye of Julián Vidal Gómez Rodríguez. This expression is made with Arroqueno agave, which is a particularly large variety of agave…  More info

La Medida Arroqueno
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$83.61

Bruxo No.3

70cl, 46%
Bruxo

Number three in Bruxo's range is made with wild Barril agave from the San Agustín Amatengo hills in Oaxaca. Please note: The wax on this bottle is rather fragile. Do not panic if you see cracks in…  More info

Bruxo No.3
$63.17
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Enmascarado 54

70cl, 54%
Enmascarado

A marvellous Mezcal from the Enmascarado range ('Enmascarado' means 'masked hero', hence the charming chap on the label). This has been bottled at a full-bodied 54% ABV, so it'll stand out in…  More info

Enmascarado 54
$79.03

Mezcal Eterno Añejo No.1

50cl, 40%
Mezcal Eterno

Mezcal Eterno is produced traditionally by fourth generation mezcal producer Don Nacho in the San Dionisio Ocotepec region, Oaxaca. It's made from 100% Espadín Agave (harvested after around 10 years)…  More info

Mezcal Eterno Añejo No.1
$55.73

Bruxo No.5

70cl, 46%
Bruxo

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

Bruxo No.5
$92.87
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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
$95.82

Koch El Maguey Madrecuishe

70cl, 46.7%
Koch El

This release from the Koch El mezcal range has been distilled exclusively using Madrecuishe agave - a variety that grows rather tall and has a particularly dense core. The result is a spirit with…  More info

Koch El Maguey Madrecuishe
$76.92

Gente De Mezcal Ensamble

75cl, 46%
Gente De Mezcal

As you might expect from the name, Gente De Mezcal Ensamble is made from a selection of agave varietals, rather than just one (though if you're looking for single varietal mezcal, the brand also has…  More info

Gente De Mezcal Ensamble
$92.54

Mezcal El Jolgorio Madrecuixe

70cl, 47%
Mezcal El Jolgorio

The Madrecuxie agave is a particularly tall species, with its pointy leaves raised upwards as if it was cursing the sky. The agave's piña is rather dense and has a rather low water content (compared…  More info

Mezcal El Jolgorio Madrecuixe
$102.61
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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
$66.88

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
$84.72

Bozal Cuixe

75cl, 47%
Bozal

This Bozal mezcal was produced using the Cuixe agave variety. These particular plants are notoriously hard to cultivate and harvest, hence why they're somewhat uncommon in mezcal production...  More info

Bozal Cuixe
$78.03

La Medida Tobasiche

70cl, 47.3%
La Medida

A Tobasiche agave-based mezcal produced as part of the La Medida range. Tobasiche is a popular choice for mezcal makin' and produces a spirit rich in earthy/forest-y notes alongside the traditional…  More info

La Medida Tobasiche
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$94.76

Gente de Mezcal Tepeztate

75cl, 48%
Gente De Mezcal

This handcrafted joven mezcal from Gente de Mezcal, named 'Amazon's Nightcap', is made from 100% Tepeztate agave. It was produced in the Oaxaca region in the small mountain town of San Baltazar…  More info

Gente de Mezcal Tepeztate
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$105.93

Mezcales De Leyenda Durango

70cl, 47%
Mezcales De Leyenda

From the Mezcales de Leyenda range comes a Mezcal produced using agave duranguensis, featuring a bat on the label.  More info

Mezcales De Leyenda Durango
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$66.88
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Se Busca Mezcal Joven

70cl, 40%
Se Busca

Se Busca, which means 'wanted' in Spanish, is a tribute to the women of the Mexican Revolution, the outlaws of their time. This Mezcal Joven is made from 100% agave at at an undisclosed distillery.  More info

Se Busca Mezcal Joven
$50.56

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
$79.15

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
$111.49

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
$111.49

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
$64.64

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
$85.85

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