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Mezcal

Mezcal is a distilled alcoholic beverage made from the agave plant (also known as the maguey plant), native to Mexico. Mezcal is traditionally made in small batches by farmers using traditional methods passed down through generations. The agave plant is roasted in an underground pit oven, then crushed and fermented with yeast and water. Mezcal is typically clear or straw-coloured, with a smoky flavour. Mezcal can be enjoyed neat or used in cocktails.

Mezcal has a long history in Mexico, dating back to the Aztec people. Mezcal was first mentioned in Spanish records in 1542, and by the early 1600s mezcal was being exported from Mexico to Europe. Mezcal fell out of favour after the Mexican War of Independence in 1810, when the new Mexican government banned the production and consumption of alcohol. Mezcal was later revived in the mid-19th century, and today it is enjoyed by people all over the world. Mezcal is an important part of Mexican culture and heritage.

Mezcal is mostly made in the region of Oaxaca, where there is a saying, "for everything bad, mezcal, and for everything good, too." Mezcal is usually consumed neat, and it can boast a marvellous variety of flavours, from floral and herbaceous, to rich and smoky, and beyond.

Mezcal is quite similar to Tequila in many respects, though they are made from different varieties of agave. Mezcal is also produced on a much smaller scale. First, the maguey plants are harvested, and the hearts (or "piñas") are extracted. These are then cooked, sometimes in open pits in the ground lined with rocks, then agave, and then earth, which can impart a distinctive smokiness. They are then crushed, mashed and fermented prior to at least two distillations.

Mezcal will rarely feature 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 Mezcal 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.

Corte Vetusto Espadín

70cl, 45%
Corte Vetusto

Under the watchful eye of fourth generation Master Distiller Juan Carlos Gonzalez Diaz, Corte Vetusto Espadín Mezcal is produced. Before distillation, the agave is cooking in traditional earthen pit…  More info

Corte Vetusto Espadín
8
$59.57

Enmascarado 45

70cl, 45%
Enmascarado

The Enmascarado, or 'Masked Hero', is a Silver Mezcal made using organic agave plants baked in an underground oven before the juice is double distilled in copper pot stills by master craftsman Don…  More info

Enmascarado 45
$58.56

Pensador Mezcal

50cl, 48%
Pensador

Don Atenogenes and his family create Pensador Mezcal in his fields near Miahuatlan, Oaxaca, using traditional methods which remain largely unchanged since the 16th Century. They use a combination of…  More info

Pensador Mezcal
12
$39.86

Pensador Espadín

50cl, 47.5%
Pensador

Excellent Mezcal from the Pensador range, with a focus of the Espadín agave! Traditional production methods are used to produce the spirit, making for a flavoured expression that'll be perfect for…  More info

Pensador Espadín
3
$32.79

Montelobos Joven Mezcal

70cl, 43.2%
Casa Montelobos

Montelobos Joven Mezcal is made with espadin agave and carefully crafted by Iván Saldaña. This offers up a well-balanced blend of roasted agave notes, herbaceous elements and a classic whiff of…  More info

Montelobos Joven Mezcal
3
$45.31
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Ilegal Añejo

70cl, 40%
Ilegal

"This stuff's so good it should be Ilegal [sic]"Chortle chortle, merriment and mirth. Oh, but seriously though, this is a very tasty mezcal, made in Tlacolula in Mexico's Oaxaca region. It was twice…  More info

Ilegal Añejo
3
$87.88
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Dangerous Don Joven Mezcal Espadín

70cl, 45%
Dangerous Don

From the awesomely-named Dangerous Don is a wonderful joven mezcal! It's produced exclusively from Espadín agave, and is produced in the traditional artisanal fashion. The agave is roasted in a pit,…  More info

Dangerous Don Joven Mezcal Espadín
30
$45.42

Dos Hombres Mezcal

70cl, 42%
Dos Hombres

Aaron Paul and Bryan Cranston teamed up once more, but this time they're cooking agave to create Dos Hombres Mezcal! Oaxacan Espadin agave is at the heart of this joven expression, and it's…  More info

Dos Hombres Mezcal
2
$56.34
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Del Maguey Mezcal Vida

70cl, 42%
Del Maguey

A single village Mezcal from the top producers Del Maguey, this stuff is twice distilled from 100% Agave Espadin, and it's bottled unblended in a "time-honoured" 400 year old way.  More info

Del Maguey Mezcal Vida
8
$41.27

Real Minero Mezcal Espadín (46.2%)

70cl, 46.2%
Real Minero

A joven Mezcal from the Real Minero range, made using Espadín agave - one of the most common agave varieties used in the production of Mezcal. Quite fruity with plum and banana, joined by classic…  More info

Real Minero Mezcal Espadín (46.2%)

Nuestra Soledad Ejutla 2017 - Edition 35

70cl, 41%
Nuestra Soledad

This is the 35th edition of the 100% Espadin agave mezcal from La Compañía, Ejutla created by Don Gonzalo and Don Gregorio Hernandez. It was made from agave grown on a steep slope, which controls…  More info

Nuestra Soledad Ejutla 2017 - Edition 35

Nuestra Soledad Ejutla 2017 - Edition 30

70cl, 41%
Nuestra Soledad

Espadin-based mezcal from the Nuestra Soledad range. They source their espadin agave from La Compañia in Ejutla, and make the mezcal with the traditional pit ovens fired by mesquite and oak.  More info

Nuestra Soledad Ejutla 2017 - Edition 30

Alipus Santa Ana Del Rio Joven Mezcal (48.5%)

70cl, 48.5%
Alipus

Mezcal from Santa Ana Del Rio, Oaxaca, bottled by Alipus (whom are experts in sourcing top-notch Mezcal from small producers).  More info

Alipus Santa Ana Del Rio Joven Mezcal (48.5%)

Pescador de Sueños Tobala

70cl, 50.7%
Pescador de Sueños

From the Pescador de Sueños range of single varietal Mezcal comes a Tobala agave-based expression. Tobala is a popular choice of agave for Mezcal producers - with good reason!  More info

Pescador de Sueños Tobala

Pescador de Sueños Coyote

70cl, 51%
Pescador de Sueños

This particular bottling in the Pescador de Sueños range has been produced using the Coyote agave variety (sometimes called Americana variety), which is quite rare indeed.  More info

Pescador de Sueños Coyote

Pescador de Sueños Cuishe

70cl, 49%
Pescador de Sueños

Another fascinating mezcal from the wonderfully-presented Pescador de Sueños range. This particular expression was crafted using Madre-Cuishe agave, which isn't very common, but produces a mezcal…  More info

Pescador de Sueños Cuishe

Mezcal Vago Mexicano

70cl, 50%
Mezcal Vago

A Mexicano agave-based Mezcal here from the Mezcal Vago range, produced by Aquilino Garci´a Lo´pez in Oaxaca. If we're being specific (and we do love to be specific), he used the Agave Mexicano Penca…  More info

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Foreveroax Mezcal Joven

70cl, 40%
Foreveroax

This Joven Mezcal from Foreveroax is aged for under 2 months, The result is a smoky, leathery, fruity nose with a hugely smoky, almost salty palate.  More info

Foreveroax Mezcal Joven

Del Maguey Chichicapa Mezcal

70cl, 47.8%
Del Maguey

A superbly good single village Mezcal from Del Maguey. This is from the village of Chichipa. This Mezcal offers up superb fresh, agave-rich palate with a hint of calve's leather and tobacco.  More info

Del Maguey Chichicapa Mezcal

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 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 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

Enmascarado 54.5

70cl, 54.5%
Enmascarado

The Enmascarado is a Silver Mezcal made using organic agave plants baked in an underground oven before the juice is double distilled in copper pot stills to 54%abv by master craftsman Don Guillermo…  More info

Enmascarado 54.5

Pierde Almas Tobaziche 47%

70cl, 47%
Pierde Almas S.A

A Tobaziche agave-based Mezcal from Pierde Almas - a highly-aromatic expression, rippling with bountiful herbs, vegetal and smoky notes.  More info

Pierde Almas Tobaziche 47%

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

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