Los Nahuales

Los Nahuales Reposado Mezcal

$79.99

The joven mezcal is put into French Nevers oak barrels and aged for some 11-12 months The mesquite smokiness becomes focused to something resembling peat in an Islay malt. Clean, refined, well-structured, with a deep long finish. Elegant is the word that fits.

Aged in French (Nevers) & American oak. Brilliant clarity. Soft smokiness from the mesquite used to roast the agave. Deep, long finish.

Cognac, malt whiskey, corn whiskey, tequila: these all were once made by hand, distilled by craftsmen using hand methods on small pot stills. Those craft methods – and the carefully-tended ingredients used for distillation – were what made these spirits wonderful. It’s all mostly gone, except for a few holdouts… and a few regions that have not undergone the fatal shift to shortcuts & industrial production.

Mezcals are spirits distilled from the agave plant. Tequila is a mezcal, but tequila producers remove the agave solids before they distill. Tequila distillers put just the fermented juice into their stills, but artisan mezcal distillers include the fermented agave solids, so that well-made artisan mezcals from Oaxaca are richer and more complex than tequila.

Los Nahuales mezcal is distilled at the Déstileria Los Danzantes in Santiago Matatlan, the world capital of mezcal, south of Oaxaca city. The mezcals are branded as Los Nahuales in the USA due to trademark issues.


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