Alipus San Juan del Rio Mezcal

Alipus San Juan del Rio Mezcal

(0.75l, 47.5%)


6.5/10
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$51.99
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The smokiest Alipus.

Distilled by youthful maestro mezcalero Rodolfo Juan Juarez, this Espadín reflects high-altitude terroir on an upland plateau irrigated only by the rain. The use of the “del Rio” name is well advised because this distillery literally fronts onto and overlooks a river which supplies the piped-in water for the stills. 
 
This is a very fruity Mezcal with a full-throated agave flavor. It's the fruit of non-irrigated Espadín “grown in sunny mountain-top plantings in ferriferous soil at 4,600 feet.”  It is pit-roasted using black oak. Fermentation in tall red-oak vats is deliberately slow, creating a distinctive fruity richness. This is a big mouthful of a Mezcal that combines all the core sensations of agave fruit, smoke, and sweetness, with a structural minerality. This is definitely a Mezcal that would appeal to fans of peaty Scotch.
 

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Tasting Notes

Appearance / Color 
Completely clear
 
Nose / Aroma / Smell 
Smokey and kind of sweet
 
Flavor / Taste / Palate
Fruity, agave forward, with some brininess
 
Finish
Peaty smoke and viscous on the mouth

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Ratings & Reviews
18424
18424,
Complex, much like a scotch but with fruits that would ruin one. Actually liked it.
 
Stephanie
Stephanie,
It was okay but still not as smooth as I enjoy.
 
Brandon
Brandon,
Nope
 
Billy
Billy,
The floral aroma was too strong. Even letting it set for a few to breathe.
 
Dustin
Dustin,
a little to much like gasoline for me.
 
Mark
Mark,
enjoyed the taste
 
Joe
Joe,
Very flavorful fruity start smoke and peat in middle with slightly bitter finish. Interesting even for someone not normally a peat/smokey fan
 
Elliott
Elliott,
Not for me. Very smoky and sweet.
 
Chad
Chad,
Really average stuff. Smoke on the nose, the taste was toasty, sweet, and a bit of oak. Finish was lingering agave. Not worth $60.
 
Ricardo
Ricardo,
great mezcal. i have been loving this for the past 2 months. smokey and knows when to leave my mouth. unlike others i have had.
 
John
John,
Pretty good mezcal, hits all the usual smoky and briney notes. Not too heavy and definitely hints of some fruit there.
 
Henry
Henry,
Sweet but smoky
 
Seth
Seth,
Way too smokey. Would never buy this. Felt like it had gone through a house fire.
 
Jason
Jason,
Too Smokey for my taste but very smooth
 
Kevin
Kevin,
Aroma was Smokey and spicy. Flavor was agave and fruity like bananas with sweetness.
 
Alphonso
Alphonso,
Very earthy, Smokey. Good mezcal.
 
Andrew
Andrew,
Very smooth, but tough to discern anything aside from smoke
 
Lila
Lila,
Love the hoppines!
 
Zeb
Zeb,
Smokey and Peaty, perfection
 
Emma
Emma,
Nice and smokey
 
Ryan
Ryan,
Very clean smell with slight hint of smoke, nice tangy taste, a lot of similarities to top reposado tequilas, super clean blue agave flavor with only a faint hint of smoke. Wow....
 
Norman
Norman,
Very smooth from first sip to last.
 
Emily
Emily,
Delicious, loved this mezcal in a cocktail.
 
Sam
Sam,
Solid mezcal. Good by itself.
 
Daniel
Daniel,
This is a very good mezcal to me. Had an abundance of smokiness with some other flavors in the background. Pleasant
 
Angela
Angela,
Just ok. A little smoky, but certainly not worth the price
 
Zachary
Zachary,
Interesting flavor. The finish had a slightly strange aftertaste
 
Jennifer
Jennifer,
It has a wonderful smoky aftertaste.
 
Ryan
Ryan,
Enjoyed this. Smokey, earthy tones predominate.
 
Sara
Sara,
Great flavor!
 
Dean
Dean,
Well balanced, simple, delicious
 
John
John,
Has a very musky peaty flavor. Not my bag...
 
Antti
Antti,
It is an outstanding, balanced Mezcal Joven with a rich birth, full life, & delicate finish.
 
Marc
Marc,
Not quite what I expected, much better! Loved the rich smokey flavor.
 
Mario
Mario,
Loved the earthy and smoky flavors.
 
Jordan
Jordan,
Tasty, but not too exciting. Smooth finish, bit of a bit up front.
 
Mark
Mark,
Earthy rich flavors with a hint of the surrounding country side vegetation. Served at 36 degrees with an orange wedge and a bite of chocolate for guests. All 7 people loved this supper licquid heaven. Well worth the dollars!
 
Regan
Regan,
Call me a philistine if you will, but honestly the first thing that came to mind was burning bicycle tires. No idea as to the attraction. Also dislike peaty scotches, so there you go.
 
Kenneth
Kenneth,
Not enough smoke on the palet allthough nice nose.
 
Cameron
Cameron,
Sweet smooth and enjoyable
 
Iain
Iain,
Nose : Model glue at first but then opens to a "smoky" sweet campfire roasted banana with a sweet agave finish. Lots of flavour! Taste: Rich papaya, banana, vegetal with a hint of roasting chili peppers Really enjoyed it.
 
Mike
Mike,
One of the better, smokier mezcals I've tried.
 
Steven
Steven,
Good mild flavor. Not as sharp or as smoky as the others
 
James
James,
The Peat and Smoke really hit you, not in a smooth way. Then Pepper and Beer/Hops dry out your mouth. Got very little of a sweetness or fruit in tasting.
 
Deja
Deja,
Bland
 
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