Erstwhile Espadin Mezcal
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  • agave
  • ripe banana
  • smoky
  • savoury
  • black pepper
  • sweet
  • tea
  • honey
  • ashy

Erstwhile Mezcal

Erstwhile Espadin Mezcal (0.75l, 49%)
Price $57.99

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A lively and powerful Espadin Mezcal at the heart of the Erstwhile line-up.

Brooklyn-based Erstwhile Mezcal was founded in 2017 by Yuan Ji — an antitrust lawyer with a longstanding interest in social entrepreneurship and commitment to pro bono service — and Kevin J. Brown, a purveyor of antiquarian maps. They share a passion for the small batch production of exemplary Mezcal still produced in the tiny villages and family farms of central Mexico. Their mission is to discover, curate, and connect these fine Spirits with fellow lovers of the agave arts.

Erstwhile Espadin Mezcal is the central core Spirit for Erstwhile Mezcal. It was also their first product to be exported and bottled under their brand. It is distilled by Master Mezcalero Silverio Garcia Luis at Rancho Blanco Güilá near Santiago Matatlán in a copper alembic still. Like all Erstwhile Mezcals, it was naturally fermented in open-air wooden vats. The resulting Spirit is lively with notes exotic fruit and tea, all bottled up at a powerful 49% ABV.

Smartass Corner: 
Espadin agave (agave augustifolia) is the most common varietal used in Mezcal. Not only does it provide a great canvas for the Master Mezcalero to display his talents, it is adapted to cultivation and matures relatively quickly in five to seven years.
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Appearance / Color
Clear

Nose / Aroma / Smell
The aroma will remind you of a BBQ with hints of smoke with sweetness and savory notes.

Flavor / Taste / Palate
The flavor profile is lovingly complex with notes of roasted agave, ripe banana, fresh ground black pepper, tea, and a dash of honey.

Finish
The finish is warm with a smoky ash.
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  • agave
  • ripe banana
  • smoky
  • savoury
  • black pepper
  • sweet
  • tea
  • honey
  • ashy
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Character Dogson
All Tequila is Mezcal, but not all Mezcal is Tequila.
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.
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
All Tequila is Mezcal, but not all Mezcal is Tequila.
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.
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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