El Rey Zapoteco Espadin Mezcal
  • Category Mezcal
  • Country Mexico
  • Region Oaxaca
  • Distillery El Rey Zapoteco
  • Age NAS
  • Style Mezcal
  • Alcohol 45%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
  • herbs
  • spicy
  • earthy
  • pepper
  • grassy
  • charred
  • exotic fruit
  • agave
  • zesty

El Rey Zapoteco

Espadin Mezcal (0.75l, 45%)
Price $44.99

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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 Mezcal
  • Country Mexico
  • Region Oaxaca
  • Distillery El Rey Zapoteco
  • Age NAS
  • Style Mezcal
  • Alcohol 45%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
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.
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  • herbs
  • spicy
  • earthy
  • pepper
  • grassy
  • charred
  • exotic fruit
  • agave
  • zesty
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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.
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.
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.
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Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
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.
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.
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.
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