Erstwhile Tepeztate-Tobalá Ensamble Mezcal
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  • herbs
  • pear
  • banana
  • citrus zest
  • savoury
  • exotic fruit
  • sweet
  • earthy
  • spicy

Erstwhile Mezcal

Erstwhile Tepeztate-Tobalá Ensamble Mezcal (0.75l, 44%)
Price $112.99

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A sweet and savory blend of two agave Spirits seamlessly married into a well-balanced, complex sipping Mezcal.

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 Tepeztate-Tobalá Ensamble Mezcal is a blend of two agave varietals — Tepeztate agave delivers notes of fresh green herbs, ripe pear, and earthiness and Tobalá agave brings a round, balanced sweetness. Master Mezcaleros Juan Hernández Méndez & Hortensia Hernández Martínez have crated a truly well-balanced Spirit with a complex flavor profile that’s an exceptional sipping dram. It’s distilled in exceptionally small batches in a copper alembic still and delivered to you at 44% ABV.

Smartass Corner:
Tepeztate agave plants (agave marmorata) are large, rounded plants with gnarled, turning spears that look like they are reaching out to grab you. The Spirit from this agave tends toward flavors of strong green herbs and pear notes.
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Appearance / Color
Clear

Nose / Aroma / Smell
The herbal notes reach your nose first, followed by a melange of fruits from orchard to exotic.

Flavor / Taste / Palate
The flavor profile is complex with verdant green notes everywhere with herbs and roasted succulents followed by lighter sweet notes of ripe pears, banana, and citrus zest.

Finish
The finish is long with a mouth-watering savory note.
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  • herbs
  • pear
  • banana
  • citrus zest
  • savoury
  • exotic fruit
  • sweet
  • earthy
  • spicy
Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
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.
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.
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.
Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
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.
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.
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.
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