El Rey Zapoteco Espadin Mezcal

El Rey Zapoteco Espadin Mezcal

(0.75l, 45%)


7.1/10
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One of the most authentic regional Mezcal Spirits we’ve had this year.

The Hernandez Family has been distilling at their El Rey Zapoteco Distillery in Matalán, Oaxaca, for sixty years. The distillery was founded in 1960 by Don Serafín Hernandez Blas making them the oldest artisanal Mezcal brand in Oaxaca — the center of Mezcal making. They produce one of the finest ranges of Mezcal Spirits in the region with seven varietals. The family has its own land, making El Rey Mezcal a true estate producer of premium Mezcal.

El Rey Zapoteco Mezcal is made from 100% Espadin agave. The agave piñas are harvested by hand, slow roasted, and ground under a traditional horse-drawn stone tahona, fermented with naturally-occurring yeasts, and distilled in copper. It’s an un-aged Joven bottled at a solid 45% ABV, making it one of the most authentic Mezcal Spirits you’ll find.
  • Category
  • Style
    Mezcal
  • Region
    Oaxaca
  • Country
    Mexico
  • Alcohol
    45%
  • Distillery
    El Rey Zapoteco
  • Age
    NAS

Flavor Spiral™

About The Flavor Spiral

Close
herbs
spicy
earthy
pepper
grassy
charred
exotic fruit
agave
zesty
What does El Rey Zapoteco Espadin Mezcal taste like?

The Flavor Spiral™ shows the most common flavors that you'll taste in El Rey Zapoteco Espadin Mezcal and gives you a chance to have a taste of it before actually tasting it.

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Tasting Notes

Appearance / Color
Clear

Nose / Aroma / Smell
On the nose you’ll find fresh herbal notes and spicy succulents.

Flavor / Taste / Palate
The palate is earthy with a pepper bite, field grasses, a bit of char, and a distant note of exotic fruit.

Finish
The finish is long and herbal.
Ratings & Reviews
Mark
Mark,
I visited this Mezclaria years ago, and this is the real deal in terms of method and agricultural practice. The agave grown in Matatlan makes (imo) the best mezcal. If you're don't like mezcal, this won't convert you but if you want a smooth sipper that retains the vegetal character of the mash, with a balanced smoke--this is for you!
 
Debra
Debra,
Didn’t care for Mezcal. I prefer tequila.
 
Sean
Sean,
Sweeter side of Mezcal
 
Keith
Keith,
Poured this down the drain after several people agreed it was the worst thing to ever touch our lips.
 
KRISTEN
KRISTEN,
Very smokey, did not like but tolerated 1 drink
 
Jonathan
Jonathan,
Solid smoke show
 
Sarah
Sarah,
Takes my back to Jalisco! Amazing flavor and smooth mouthfeel. A perfect pairing after pumpkin mole braised pork or a night by the campfire with friends.
 
Robert
Robert,
More Tequila than Mezcal to me. Some smoky undertones, but the finish left a lot to be desired. Compared to a bottle like El Silencio, the El Rey was just not very tasty.
 
Bull
Bull,
First time drinking Mezcal (not Tequila) and really enjoy the Smokey flavor aftertaste. Such a good change from the bite of tequila’s around the same price range. Very similar to a peaty Scotch like Lagavulin or Ardbeg.
 
Rich
Rich,
So disgusting...I could barely take 3 sips.. just my opinion. Tasted like burnt plastic.
 
Sean
Sean,
Smokey and awesome
 
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