Alipus San Andres Mezcal

Alipus

San Andres

(0.7l, 47.1%)


6.1/10
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$43.99
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Mexican workmanship in a bottle!

In the desert mountains of Oaxaca, Mexico, Los Danzantes hand-harvest a blend of 12-year old agave’ plants by machete and roast it for three days in wood-fired pits to caramelize the natural sugars. They press grind the agave’ hearts under a mule-turned stone mill to extract the golden juices and pulp-ferment it in wooden barrels with natural, local, Oaxaca yeasts. They even transfer the yeast from batch to batch—just like the Americans are making their Whiskey with Sour Mash or fine sourdough bread—so that the best yeast from the best batches is the one that is used again and again.
 
It is an amazing, time-consuming, artistic dance of perfection. In fact, the name “Los Danzantes” translates as “The Dancers,” and they have earned that name in spades. They produce a variety of fine Alipus branded Mezcal separated by the family and village that produced it and subtle differences in the blend of agave plants that make up each batch.
 
The guys at San Andres actually blend in a bit of Cuishe Agave during fermentation to add more fruit and floral spice to the flavour. This pure agave distillate is a benchmark of what Mezcal could and should be.
 

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  • Style
    Mezcal
  • Region
    Mexico
  • Country
    Mexico
  • Alcohol
    47.1%
  • Distillery
    Alipus
  • Bottler
    Alipus

Flavour Spiral™

About The Flavour Spiral

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agave
floral
smoky
spicy
spicy fruit
bread
sour
sweet
bitter
What does Alipus San Andres Mezcal taste like?

The Flavour Spiral™ shows the most common flavours that you'll taste in Alipus San Andres Mezcal and gives you a chance to have a taste of it before actually tasting it.

We invented Flavour Spiral™ here at Flaviar to get all your senses involved in tasting drinks and, frankly, because we think that classic tasting notes are boring.

Tasting Notes

Appearance / Color
Clear with hints of golden opalescence.   
 
Nose / Aroma 
A big push on agave with intensely floral scents tingling in the background.
 
Flavor / Taste 
Smoky feeling that goes hand in hand with integrated agave. 
 
Finish 
Complex and rich from the beginning to the end.
 
Flavor spiral
Agave, floral, smoky, spicy, spicy fruit, bread, sour, sweet, bitter.
Ratings & Reviews
Barry
Barry,
Smokiness not overbearing, sweet notes but a bit of a burn on the back end and a tiny bit bitter
Mike
Mike,
We liked the smooth smoky flavor.
Cousin
Cousin,
Perfect mezcal for the price I paid it (~37 €), great for both sipping or mixing, earthy, floral, lightly smokey, smooth. Excellent bargain!
Jonathan
Jonathan,
Smooth but the smoke was overpowering. There was a hint of spice that made it somewhat bearable. Not a fan.
Robert
Robert,
To me and the people I shared it with, we all agreed that it tasted like liquid cigarettes. Perhaps if we were smokers we'd feel differently but this was hands down by far the worst tasting thing we've ever had from Flaviar. I tried is a second time just to give it a fair chance and it was even worse. 30 minutes later I had to drink some Tawny port to get the tobacco flavor out of my mouth.
damian
damian,
Absolutely awesome mezcal, great as a shot
Sam
Sam,
Way more flavor than my favorite. Still tho, as a whiskey palette, this stuff is great. Takes a bit to grow on you. But if you can.... let it. Maybe because my taste buds have been road tested by the industry but I prefer the sour & bitter and brash up front but there is sweet behind it which, in my opinion, is the best tone in any spirit. I get so tired of Carmel in my whiskey. So call me bias. But this has character.
Mary
Mary,
I wouldn't pay $75 for a bottle, but for $50-60, this is a great mezcal. If it were full price, I would have given it 7 or 8 stars. It's smooth, but has just enough smokiness to add character to a drink. It doesn't have the bite or kick of a less expensive mezcal. If you're new to mezcals, I suggest this. If you want to avoid smoke all together, try a tequila instead.
David
David,
Mezcals are smokey, get over it. And for half the price of a Maguey, its a bargain.
Michael
Michael,
This is like a nice creamy tequila with a slightly astringent smokiness. It's not for everybody, but if you enjoy smoke and phenol, this is worth a shot
Van
Van,
I couldn't get past the smoke. It was smooth, tasted like an ashtray.
Deja
Deja,
Whoa..
Virgil
Virgil,
Good stuff
Gregory
Gregory,
Very distinct flavor. I liked it a lot but my friends didn't, they said it tasted too "ashy" which is why I liked it. Very smooth for a Mezcal.
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