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Wahaka Joven 100% Espadin Agave Organic Mezcal

From: Oaxaca, Mexico Liquor Review Category: Mezcal

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San Francisco World Spirits Competition

  • 2012

Beverage Testing Institute

  • 2012

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Proof66 Notes

Wahaka Mezcals are made in the mile high town of San Dionisio Ocotepec in Oaxaca, Mexico. They are produced by the Morales family, which claims 5 generations of mezcal experience. The marketing website suggests that mezcal has a "more than just a subtle aphrodisiacal effect." The agave are roasted in traditional earthen pits (imparting a smoky cast to the liquor) and then crushed with horse-powered millstones, making this the very essence of traditional mezcal making.The distillery is certified 100% organic by the USDA.

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This bottle has 1 rating and 1 review.
degbert degbert (205)
Rating: 4.0 (2011-11-14)
This is the entry level mezcal from Wahaka, and it's a great value. Malic and flinty on the nose, leading to smoke on the palate and a long sweet finish. It's a little hot, but not the normal funky foulness in cheaper mezcals. Great place to start.
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