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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 Cuerudos Joven 2015

70cl, 38%
Tradición Chagoya

This is the blanco Mezcal from the Los Cuerudos range, made using traditional methods with Espadin agave.  More info

Los Cuerudos Joven 2015
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$36.64

Los Cuerudos Joven 2017

70cl, 38%
Tradición Chagoya

The 2017 edition of Los Cuerudos Joven, made with Espadin agave and utilising traditional methods to impart classic mezcal smokiness. Top stuff here, and good value-for-money, too!  More info

Los Cuerudos Joven 2017
$36.64

Los Cuerudos Reposado 2015

70cl, 38%
Tradición Chagoya

Reposado Mezcal from the Los Cuerudis selection. Rich and surprisingly sweet, with just a subtly suggestion of classic mezcal smoke coming through.  More info

Los Cuerudos Reposado 2015
$48.80

Los Danzantes Añejo - Espadín

70cl, 46%
Los Danzantes

Añejo Mezcal from Oaxaca-based producers, Los Danzantes. This particular expression is made using the Espadín agave and spends 16 months maturing in oak barrels before being bottled (very handsomely…  More info

Los Danzantes Añejo - Espadín
$90.45

Los Danzantes Anejo - Espadín 45.9%

70cl, 45.9%
Los Danzantes

This delicious anejo Mezcal is made in Oaxaca by Los Danzantes, which translates to 'The Dancers'. It rests in oak barrels for 16 months before it is put into beautiful bottles.  More info

Los Danzantes Anejo - Espadín 45.9%

Los Danzantes Joven

70cl, 47%
Los Danzantes

An Espadín-based joven mezcal from Los Danzantes, bottled at 47% ABV. If you like your mezcal to have a core of vibrant fruit alongside the traditional smokiness, then you're in for a treat with this…  More info

Los Danzantes Joven
$64.83

Los Danzantes Joven (43%)

70cl, 43%
Los Danzantes

Los Danzantes (The Dancers) distillery in Mezcal's home, Oaxaca, produced artisan Mezcal made in traditional ways. This is their unaged expression, made with 100% espadin agave. Smoky, spicy and…  More info

Los Danzantes Joven (43%)
$62.99

Los Danzantes Reposado

70cl, 43%
Los Danzantes

Reposado Mezcal from Los Danzantes, which translates to "The Dancers". This is an Espadín agave-based expression, that is left to mature in oak casks for 11 months before bottling, resulting in a…  More info

Los Danzantes Reposado
$76.06

Los Danzantes Reposado (42.8%)

70cl, 42.8%
Los Danzantes

An artisan Mezcal produced by Los Danzantes (The Dancers) in Oaxaca. Their Reposado Mezcal is made using espadin agave which is double distilled and then aged for 11 months. This maturation imparts…  More info

Los Danzantes Reposado (42.8%)

Los Danzantes Reposado (43.2%)

70cl, 43.2%
Los Danzantes

A reposado Mezcal from the Los Danzantes range, made using Espadín agave and matured in oak casks for 11 months before bottling. 'Los Danzantes' translates to 'The Dancers', which is an enjoyably…  More info

Los Danzantes Reposado (43.2%)
$68.43

Los Siete Misterios Arroqueno 2008

70cl, 48.4%
Los Siete Misterios

Produced by Los Siete, this is a 2008 vintage of their very fine Misterios. It was distilled from Agave Americana, sourced form the Oaxaca region. Expect a very complex flavour with hints of fresh…  More info

Los Siete Misterios Arroqueno 2008

Los Siete Misterios Arroqueno 2013

70cl, 48.4%
Los Siete Misterios

The 2013 vintage Los Siete Misterios Arroqueno, made from the Arroqueno variety of agave, just one of the numerous used in the production of Mezcal. Features smoky, buttery, herbal notes throughout -…  More info

Los Siete Misterios Arroqueno 2013

Los Siete Misterios Barril

70cl, 49.3%
Los Siete Misterios

This Los Siete Misterios Mezcal is made using the rare Karwinskii Agave, unlike other Agave plants this one looks more like a Yucca plant which has a trunk. Mezcal is similar to Tequila although…  More info

Los Siete Misterios Barril
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Los Siete Misterios Barril 2017

70cl, 49.6%
Los Siete Misterios

A Barril-agave-based mezcal from the Los Siete Misterios range. Barril is one of the more common agave varieties used in mezcal production, and they're big ol' handsome plants. This one is the 2015…  More info

Los Siete Misterios Barril 2017
$112.61

Los Siete Misterios Coyote 2014

70cl, 49.5%
Los Siete Misterios

Using a rare sub-variety of agave known as Coyote Agave, Los Seite Misterios have produced this expression of Mezcal. Oh the wonders of the world of agave! Mezcal can be made from a huge number of…  More info

Los Siete Misterios Coyote 2014
$132.24

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
$132.24

Los Siete Misterios Doba-Yej 2013

70cl, 45.5%
Los Siete Misterios

This is the 2013 vintage Doba-Yej mezcal from Los Siete Misterios, made using Espadín agave and a double distillation technique. Mezcal can be made with a wide variety of agave, unlike tequila which…  More info

Los Siete Misterios Doba-Yej 2013
$70.53

Los Siete Misterios Doba-Yej 2017

70cl, 44%
Los Siete Misterios

Los Siete Misterios' Doba-Yej expression is the Mezcal brand's effort to produce an incredibly well-balanced mezcal for use in cocktails - and we'd say they've done very well indeed. It's produced…  More info

Los Siete Misterios Doba-Yej 2017
$70.53

Los Siete Misterios Espadin

70cl, 48%
Los Siete Misterios

The Los Siete Misterios Mezcal is made using the Angustifolia Agave plant. Mezcal, like Tequila, originates from Mexico and like Tequila it is made using the Agave plant. The main difference being…  More info

Los Siete Misterios Espadin
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$107.82

Los Siete Misterios Mexicano 2013

70cl, 48.8%
Los Siete Misterios

A Los Siete Misterios Mezcal, made with the large Mexicano variety of agave, which is usually found in the dry forests of Mexico and features very long, pointed leaves. With classic smokiness,…  More info

Los Siete Misterios Mexicano 2013

Los Siete Misterios Mexicano 2015

70cl, 45.3%
Los Siete Misterios

The 2015 vintage Mexicano-agave-based Mezcal from Los Siete Misterios. The Mexicano agave is rather large with long, pointy leaves, and often found in Mexico's dry forests. The label features a pair…  More info

Los Siete Misterios Mexicano 2015
$106.95

Los Siete Misterios Tobala 2013

70cl, 48.1%
Los Siete Misterios

This is the 2013 vintage Los Siete Misterios Tobala double distilled Mezcal, made using Tobala agave. Tobala are different from your average Espadin agave, a regular favourite for use in Mezcal.…  More info

Los Siete Misterios Tobala 2013

Mano Negra Espadin Mezcal (50.9%)

70cl, 50.9%
Marca Negra

Mano Negra, which translates into English as “Black Hand”, is a company that seeks out Mezcals from small distilleries across Mexico and bottles them in small batches. The Espadin is distilled by…  More info

Mano Negra Espadin Mezcal (50.9%)

Marca Negra Dobadán Mezcal

70cl, 47.6%
Marca Negra

This edition of Marca Negra Mezcal has been made using Dobadán agave, a variety not often seen in Mezcal production.  More info

Marca Negra Dobadán Mezcal
$76.88

Marca Negra Dobadán Mezcal (47.8%)

70cl, 47.8%
Marca Negra

A single-agave-variety Mezcal from the Marca Negra range. This is their 100% Agave Dobadán expression - a Mezcal that shows off plenty of sweet fruit notes from the get go.  More info

Marca Negra Dobadán Mezcal (47.8%)

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