agave
floral
smoky
spicy
spicy fruit
bread
sour
sweet
bitter
Spiral Alipus San Andres Mezcal
Alipus
San Andres
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.
 
Flavour spiral
Agave, floral, smoky, spicy, spicy fruit, bread, sour, sweet, bitter.
Price:
$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.
 
  • Style
    Mezcal
  • Region
    Mexico
  • Country
    Mexico
  • Alcohol
    47.1%
  • Distillery
    Alipus
  • Bottler
    Alipus

Alipus

San Andres

(0.75l, 47.1%)


6.4/10
Ratings & Reviews
Member Reviews and Ratings of Alipus San Andres Mezcal
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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