El Buho Mezcal
  • Category Mezcal
  • Country Mexico
  • Region Oaxaca
  • Distillery El Buho
  • Age NAS
  • Style Espadín Mezcal
  • Alcohol 43%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
  • smoky
  • roasted agave
  • roasted
  • earthy
  • herbs
  • vanilla
  • spicy
  • pepper
  • sweet

El Buho

Mezcal (0.75l, 43%)
Price $43.99

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Spanish for owl, El Buho is a true start-up Mezcal made in Oaxaca, the Mexican state that oozes this fine spirit through its pores, by Henry John & TJ Steele. They partnered up with a fifth-generation mezcal distiller, Pepe Jimenez, to create a high-quality, easy to love liquor that showcases all the captivating qualities of Mezcal. Mezcal was dwarfed in popularity by its family member, tequila, who made it big in the world, but El Buho, launched only in 2012, does a lot of heavy lifting to popularize Mezcal, and deservedly so!
 
El Buho is not only approachable to drink, but to buy, too. This is an excellent Mezcal to start with, it makes you want to go out and learn more about it!
 
It’s made from espadin agave plants and roasted in a stone pit for a full week before being crushed by a burro and pressed for the juice. The fermented mash is twice distilled in a copper pot still. The roasting part gives the drink a distinct, but not unfavorable, taste - a little like drinking bottled smoke, but with a sweetness and earthy quality laced in that balances the whole act in your mouth. The finish is long, spicy and peppery, enhanced by an elegant touch of smoke.
 
  • Category Mezcal
  • Country Mexico
  • Region Oaxaca
  • Distillery El Buho
  • Age NAS
  • Style Espadín Mezcal
  • Alcohol 43%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
Appearance / Color
Crystal clear.
 
Nose / Smell / Aroma
Sweet agave, vanilla and delicate smoke.
 
Flavor / Taste / Palate
Rich, full-flavored palate, with traces of roasted agave and peppers, faint sweetness, herbal notes and earthy undertones.
 
Finish  
Long smoky, lightly spiced herbaceous finish.
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  • smoky
  • roasted agave
  • roasted
  • earthy
  • herbs
  • vanilla
  • spicy
  • pepper
  • sweet
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Espadín. That word means “sword” in Spanish because the leaves look like a mass of swords projecting out of the plant. Espadín Mezcals are most common because it has been the easiest agave to cultivate.
While Mezcal is produced all across Mexico, most of the Mezcal we see is produced in the state of Oaxaca. Interestingly, over 70% of Mezcal is made from the Espadín agave—even though more than 20 types of agave are used to make Mezcal.

Espadín. That word means “sword” in Spanish because the leaves look like a mass of swords projecting out of the plant. Espadín Mezcals are most common because it has been the easiest agave to cultivate.

All Tequila is Mezcal, but not all Mezcal is Tequila.
All Tequila is Mezcal, but not all Mezcal is Tequila.
While Mezcal is produced all across Mexico, most of the Mezcal we see is produced in the state of Oaxaca. Interestingly, over 70% of Mezcal is made from the Espadín agave—even though more than 20 types of agave are used to make Mezcal.
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Character Dogson
Espadín. That word means “sword” in Spanish because the leaves look like a mass of swords projecting out of the plant. Espadín Mezcals are most common because it has been the easiest agave to cultivate.
While Mezcal is produced all across Mexico, most of the Mezcal we see is produced in the state of Oaxaca. Interestingly, over 70% of Mezcal is made from the Espadín agave—even though more than 20 types of agave are used to make Mezcal.

Espadín. That word means “sword” in Spanish because the leaves look like a mass of swords projecting out of the plant. Espadín Mezcals are most common because it has been the easiest agave to cultivate.

All Tequila is Mezcal, but not all Mezcal is Tequila.
All Tequila is Mezcal, but not all Mezcal is Tequila.
While Mezcal is produced all across Mexico, most of the Mezcal we see is produced in the state of Oaxaca. Interestingly, over 70% of Mezcal is made from the Espadín agave—even though more than 20 types of agave are used to make Mezcal.
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