roasted agave
pepper
salty
roasted
vanilla
honey
dill
sweet
earthy
Spiral Madre Mezcal

Madre Mezcal
Madre Mezcal
Reviews and Tasting Notes

Appearance / Color
Clear

Nose / Aroma / Smell
Lush agave-forward nose with notes of vanilla, honey, baking yeast and dill.

Flavor / Taste / Palate
Sweetness of roasted agave is balanced by peppery, chalky and salty notes.

Finish
Lingering and warm finish.
Price:
$46.99
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Madre Mezcal is adored for its roasted agave, pepper, salty and roasted flavor notes.

This Mezcal is carefully distilled at Garcia Morales Palenque distillery, Mexico.

Based on 864 votes, the average rating for Madre Mezcal is 6.8/10.

Top reviews for Madre Mezcal:

— Beautiful product inside and out. I highly recommend this mezcal for the novice drinker as the smoke is gentle on the palate and carries a hint of high roasted agave aroma.

— Great flavor! Smoke on the front end followed by a hint of sweetness at the finish! Highly recommend!

— Smooth and smokey how Mezcal should be.
  • Category
  • Style
    Espadin Cuishe Ensamble
  • Region
    Oaxaca
  • Country
    Mexico
  • Alcohol
    45%
  • Distillery
    Garcia Morales Palenque

Madre Mezcal Madre Mezcal

(0.75l, 45%)


6.8/10
Ratings & Reviews
Member Reviews and Ratings of Madre Mezcal
Enrico
Enrico,
Perfect if ypu like smoked and salty flavours
 
Clark
Clark,
First mezcal tasting. Smooth and smoky. Don’t taste the sweetness at the end that others mentioned. We liked it. Will try more.
 
Martin
Martin,
Not for me... don’t think I’m a Mezcal kinda guy. Very smoky and intense flavours.
 
chris
chris,
It was very Smokey it over powered the drink I did not like it much.
 
William
William,
Beautiful product inside and out. I highly recommend this mezcal for the novice drinker as the smoke is gentle on the palate and carries a hint of high roasted agave aroma.
 
Aaron
Aaron,
Tastes like a Campfire. To be fair, i don’t drink mezcal or tequila. Not my bag apparently.
 
Kristy
Kristy,
Very smooth, unique smokiness flavor, a good example of great mezcal!
 
Melvin
Melvin,
Good Mezcal. A bit on the strong side.
 
Michael
Michael,
Great flavor! Smoke on the front end followed by a hint of sweetness at the finish! Highly recommend!
 
Martins
Martins,
Very good, smooth, smokey ,stew like notes, i do really enjoy this one. Will get one more bottle, haven't seen so much charterer in some time.
 
KEITH
KEITH,
An acquired taste of Smooth and Smokey that’s very pleasant!
 
Kenneth
Kenneth,
Agave and pepper forward, though pepper somewhat turpentine flavored. Honey flavor way in the background.
 
Terry
Terry,
Much better out there
 
Matthew
Matthew,
Nope nope nope not for me
 
Robert
Robert,
Bold smoke and fire. Turns a Margarita into an adventure,
 
Huagang
Huagang,
Earthy and smoky
 
Diane
Diane,
It was a gift to a co worker who lost her mother. I didn’t want to buy flowers so i asked another co worker what could i get her. I found out she was from Oaxaca and loved mezcal. I bought it purely on the name “madre” . I thought it would be nice for her to toast and remember her mother. According to the daughter it was well received. Thank you
 
Steve
Steve,
Love it. Used it to make el caminos. Great compliment to the rye.
 
Peter
Peter,
Sorry, I didn't like it. It tastes like someone put a cigarette out in an old glass of bad tequila.
 
Ricardo
Ricardo,
Smooth and smokey how Mezcal should be.
 
Corey
Corey,
H
 
Göran
Göran,
Starts like a Swiss etter and finishes on the Scottish peaty isles. Lingering smokey goodness enveloping a pleasant mezcal backdrop.
 
Lisa
Lisa,
I hate this mezcal. It tastes like bandaid and forest fire.
Aaron
Aaron,
Lol agreed
Robert
Robert,
Good for mixing, but harsh for a sipping spirit.
 
Darrien
Darrien,
Too much smoke for me
 
Thomas
Thomas,
I’m a Newcomer to the world of mezcal & this was a very helpful introduction as to its possibilities. In honesty, I picked up the bottle mainly because of the design & bad-ass name... ‘Mother of all the dead’... how can you not take this drop seriously? Loved the balance of rich honey, minerals and smoke playing off each other (not dissimilar to a Japanese blended whisky in the early stages)... The finish is pure agave with smokey embers that ends things with a welcome complexity. Will happily sip this over a touch of ice but have a feeling that this would also do well in a Meh-groni.
 
Kareem
Kareem,
Very smoke mazcal
 
Adam
Adam,
Smooth and smokey
 
Raoul
Raoul,
Smokey, but not too smokey, sweet and, surprisingly round. Fully packed with flavor. The flavor, that also continues in the taste, gives a pleasant aftertaste. I can see why people see this as a favorite for daily sipping
 
Gregory
Gregory,
Amazing. Smooth. Not at all harsh like other Mezcals. Smokey, yes but subtly floral too. Lovely. And you guessed it, I'm an Islay scotch drinker.
 
Chintan
Chintan,
It is a little harsh. I am surprised this won 2020 place. Very Smokey . Becomes a little better when kept in freezer. Wont buy again.
 
Brandon
Brandon,
XX was.
 
Robert
Robert,
For an extra smokey take on mezcal this meets you there. It's like a desert fire, burning sage, but with sweet, a little bitter, floral, and herbal. It's perfect for the smokey scotch fan who needs to change things up. I appreciate it for that.
 
Beau
Beau,
Smoke flavored tequila... not something I will ever try again.
 
David
David,
Subtle at first then velvet smokiness takes hold. Very nice sipping Mezcal.
 
Nathan
Nathan,
Not my thing but it was flavorful. I can see why people would label it a favorite.
 
Stephen
Stephen,
Very Smooth, great on straight ice or for a margarita also.
 
Troy
Troy,
The roasted agave and smoked flavors hit you right off the bat. It is strong in a good way. Enjoyable for what it is but not something I could see serving company.
 
guest
guest,
The dry z
 
Shirlette
Shirlette,
Enjoyed the flavor!
 
John
John,
Really impressed with the complexity, right amount of smoke too
 
Scott
Scott,
Loved it! So smooth and Smokey. Ordering 3 more bottles!
 
Richelle
Richelle,
Smokey and peppery... almost tasted peated! Good for sipping or a good Paloma.
 
Katherine
Katherine,
I loved this mezcal. We drank it with fresh lemonade and by itself. Both delicuos
 
Jane
Jane,
I made a smoky sweet mezcal paloma from this and it was perfect!!!!
 
Alex
Alex,
To quote my wife, “the Mexican equivalent of Scotch.” If you’re a sipping person, this one is worth a try, peppery all the way from nose to tail, complimented with toasty vanilla. Take it from me, I don’t even really like tequila and mezcal and would recommend!
 
Allegra
Allegra,
i'm not big on mezcal, but this had a lot in common with a smokey whiskey, actually lots of smoke taste. my husband really enjoyed it, and we discovered that a touch of fresh lime softened it up and made it really enjoyable.
 
Taylor
Taylor,
Awesome mezcal, smokey, smooth, great for Oaxacan old fashions or on its own
 
Brandon
Brandon,
Very earthy/smokey and authentic.
 
Lisa
Lisa,
OMG. Very Smokey flavor to me. I felt like I was standing in a forest fire inhaling the smoke. I am obviously not a mezcal person
 
William
William,
Taste, flavor, aroma, perfect. Very smooth for a mezcal.
 
John
John,
It was very Smokey and Peaty. I did not like it, and the clear look was a surprise.
 
Susanna
Susanna,
This was quite good but I am a whisky person. I still might buy another Bottle some day.
 
Michael
Michael,
I like it. Smoky
 
Amanda
Amanda,
I found it smooth but really smoky. This is the first mezcal that I have tried. Gald I tried it.
 
William
William,
Smoky, smooth, and delicious.
 
Zane
Zane,
The smoky after taste is overwhelming. Not for my taste.
 
Nathan
Nathan,
Amazing
 
Callum
Callum,
Amazing deep, peppery and Smokey taste. Just as good sipped as knocked back! Highly recommended!
 
Kyle
Kyle,
like it but has a strong smoky aftertaste
 
Kyle
Kyle,
like it but heavy smokey aftertaste
 
Alicia
Alicia,
This one caught me by surprise it had a very strong smokey taste I was not prepared for. Not sure how I feel about this one.
 
Ramsey
Ramsey,
Really wasn’t my style, but glad I gave it a try.
 
Alyssa
Alyssa,
I loved it! I really picked up the salt flavor and felt like I was enjoying a cool beach breeze.
 
Christopher
Christopher,
It’s a tasting experience. Strong and smokey, like tequila and a good peaty scotch had a love child.
 
Daniel
Daniel,
Weird, almost offensive on the nose, tasted like burnt wiring with sweetness and a floral hint. On the nose, I thought of that weird smokey smell some rubber products from overseas have. Almost like Lapsang Souchong tea. Just a very unique flavor.
 
Alex
Alex,
Pretty good mezcal, I prefer mine with a bit more smoke, but I enjoyed it.
 
Mike
Mike,
Not enough smoke. Worong domination of roasted and smooth. Where is the bite?
 
John
John,
From drinking this I can see why tequila became popular before mezcal. I cannot actually describe it in one word except.. awful. It's too rough on the pallet and offensive to smell. Maybe if I dint grow up an Irish whiskey drinker id like it. Just no
 
Brendan
Brendan,
While mezcal isn’t really my thing, this one has a it too much ethanol combined with ashtray and stinky feet.
 
Andrew
Andrew,
Someone else here described this as peaty. While that just feels wrong to me, I see where they were going for the smoke forward nose, and the lasting aftertaste that I associate with strong agave mezcal and very peaty scotch. I paired (pun intended, wait for it) this with the Sanpellegrino Arancia & Fico D’India soda for a really complex homage to a Paloma. The (orange and prickly pear) soda added enough sweetness and mild citrus to elevate this to a dangerous elixir that I look forward to drinking again. I might introduce some rosemary to make a full on summer lunch punch.
 
Karim
Karim,
Smooth and smoky. I love the flavor of the Agave in this one compared to its cousin Tequila.
 
Calvin
Calvin,
Hot damn...never had a smokey mezcal. SO GOOD
 
Dane
Dane,
No burn or bite. Incredibly smooth. Hints of smoke throughout and a finish that lingers almost the perfect amount. A different buy on my part but am glad that i did.
 
Gerard
Gerard,
Smooth at first and Good smoky flavor on the back end.
 
Joshua
Joshua,
Really tasty mezcal! Super smooth. Good for sipping.
 
drew
drew,
Excellent drinking mezcal.. if you allow it to sit on your pallet you can taste the earth and the smoke, then send it for a smooth ride down.
 
Stephen
Stephen,
Probably the worst spirit I've ever tasted, sorry to those who make this and like it but personally I'll never try it again...hated it
 
Kenn
Kenn,
First tasting of mezcal. Agree with several other comments about the plastic/ medicinal smell. There is pepper taste and smooth lingering finish. Very smoky to me, but willing to try it a few more times before writing it off for good.
 
Timothy
Timothy,
My first Mezcal for a Bourbon, Rye, and Wine drinking guy. Nose: a bit off putting at first reminiscent of drying paint but bread dough and slight pickles (briny) do come thru. I do get a mental note of ceviche with lime juice which does play across the senses as well as a smoked vegetal sensation. Taste: charred wood, smoke, salt and peppered salami that is both herbal and soft with a light sweet side. Definitely like drinking a nice young Islay or Lowland Scotch but with the unique Agave aspect. Finish: smoky and peppered but softer and smoother than one might expect. There is a sweet earthy side to the finish aka roasted peppers with a cream cheese filling. Unique for sure.
 
Ryan
Ryan,
Not a fan
 
Rene
Rene,
Very salty at first, hints of pepper and some lime. Very good buy
 
Tigre
Tigre,
Smoke was perfect for my taste
 
Mealea
Mealea,
Great for mixed drinks. Try it in an oldfashioned.
 
Ryan
Ryan,
I like mezcal, but this is not a good one. Not sure how it won an award unless Flaviar got a deal and is simply trying to prop up sales. Alcohol and smoke with little else in the nose, harsh taste.
 
Patrick
Patrick,
Unlike any mezcal I have ever tasted, it's very sharp, I'm unable to drink it on its own. I can't drink it unless I mix it with something else. Not a fan.
 
Cheryl
Cheryl,
Very smokey but we like mixing with it
 
Joel
Joel,
Have never had this type of alcohol before, first taste was terrible and over time the flavors grew on me. It was smooth and at the end pretty tasty. You have to have an open mind when trying.
 
Francisco
Francisco,
Smooth
 
Dave
Dave,
a little too smokey for us.
 
Harvey
Harvey,
This is a harsh, rough edged drink. No comparison to a good tequila at similar price. Not a good initiation to drinking mezcal.
 
Bradley
Bradley,
Absolutely loved it. Best mezcal I’ve ever tasted.
 
Amy
Amy,
One of the smoothest mezcals I have ever had. Not too smokey, with hints of botanicals, a slight sweetness. I have had a lot of mezcals and this is the best value for money in regard to quality and price.
 
Julie
Julie,
We couldn't decide if it was more like kerosene or turpentine. Decided to call it ""turpe-sene," literally the only sampler we ever poured out. Clearly, I am not tough enough for this drink.
 
Roger
Roger,
Pretty strong straight.
 
William
William,
I have never liked Tequila or Mezcal. This one changed my mind. Smokey and flavorful. Lots of character. Just a nice sipper.
 
Rebecca
Rebecca,
Really great base for cocktails. Splash of club soda and lemon. Sub it in cocktails that call for tequila for a more smoky experience.
 
Aneesa
Aneesa,
Would rather drink kerosene. In fact, I think that is what it was...
 
Ernest
Ernest,
I have never had Mezcal before so the first shot was a bit of a shock, but soon after, I look forward to having a shot. Madre has a smooth, smoky finish and though it will never replace Bourbon for me, it will be a close second.
 
Timothy
Timothy,
Didn’t care for this at all. To me it taste and smelled like rubbing alcohol.
 
Benjamin
Benjamin,
Excellent straight and affordable enough to use in nicer cocktails
 
Sam
Sam,
Not as strong on the Smokey flavor, but a solid mixing mezcal.
 
Daniel
Daniel,
Received this as part of a tasting box. This is my first mezcal so I don't have a frame of reference. Smokey, peppery, with some sweet after notes. Not my favorite drink but don't hate it either. The dram grew on me as I drank it. Still, don't think I'd order any more.
 
Angela
Angela,
Very, very distinct flavor that you would have to be in to. The roasted agave is very apparent but so is the pepper.
 
Rocco
Rocco,
Too sweet a little bit too salty. Never had Mezcal.
 
Matt
Matt,
Taste like a rubber tire soaked in cheap cuervo.
 
Ron
Ron,
Good mezcal..... I just don’t like mezcal
 
Emily
Emily,
Really enjoyed this mezcal
 
Valmiki
Valmiki,
Came with a strong plastic taste when I first opened the bottle, after a couple of days this cleared but was a bit too heavy for my liking
 
Valmiki
Valmiki,
I didn’t like the strong plastic taste when I first opened the bottle, possibly due to the plastic cork it came with; I left the bottle open for a day and this taste was gone and really enjoyed it after
 
Jeffrey
Jeffrey,
A fantastic mezcal. Very smooth, and the perfect balance of smokiness and has a long, lingering finish. We made margaritas and replaced the tequila with Madre Mezcal and created the best margarita we've ever had.
 
Chuck
Chuck,
Great easy drinking, relaxing tequila.
 
Chris
Chris,
Not my cup of tea , per se, but very smooth nonetheless. I actually really enjoyed some of the smoky notes, and the aftertaste is quite pleasant for a mezcal. It already has hints of sweetness to it, I feel like if they leaned in slightly more to that, it'd get an extra star or two in my opinion.
 
John
John,
Horrible. Tastes like homade hootch stored in an old tire. Disgusting! I feel ripped off.
 
Rob
Rob,
Smooth
 
William
William,
I didn’t like it at all. In fact I thought it tasted awful. Only benefit was it was my free bottle. I would have been very upset if I had actually paid money for it. Can’t believe it’s on Flaviar’s best list.
 
Jason
Jason,
This was my first intentional, lucid experience with mezcal, and it was long overdue. A strong smoky nose lends itself to almost peaty notes after a few sips - great for a scotch-lover. Very smooth and understated.
 
Tammy
Tammy,
Never had a mezcal that tasted quite like this. Strong and smooth with smokiness
 
Gregory
Gregory,
Never tried before and this is surely smooth
 
Mojca
Mojca,
Not a huge fan of Mezcal but this one made me change my mind. Loved the agave notes and its smoothness.
 
Sam
Sam,
This is a great mezcal for taking your favorite tequila cocktail recipe up a notch. On its own, it drinks just fine, but I would prefer a reposado or añejo to sip if I had the choice.
 
Sam
Sam,
Love the smokiness, adore the brand!
 
David
David,
This ain't your madre's mezcal! It is, however, amazing!
 
Sébastien
Sébastien,
Love the smokiness!
 
Bernadette
Bernadette,
It's like Scotch and Tequila and Bacon had a beautiful beautiful baby!
 
Chris
Chris,
To be fair. I’m not a Mezcal person but thought that I would try. I also just tried it on ice and didn’t like it. However it was better than the ones I have tried.
 
Ray
Ray,
Woah. Smoky almost leather flavor. That sounds weird, but not at all unpleasant. Reminded me of a sports car's interior, somehow.
 
Sydney
Sydney,
It’s oak-y smelling but tastes very smooth. Would buy again.
 
Jan
Jan,
The Mezcal that changed it all for me!
 
Nikola
Nikola,
I usually go with Tequila, but boy was I happy when I tried this bottle out :) Worth every peso
 
Tim
Tim,
This is my first mezcal and while I don’t have anything to compare it to, I must say that I’m a fan. This is nice and smoky and I thoroughly enjoyed it. I drank it neat, but plan on trying it in a cocktail too.
 
Erin
Erin,
This was my first mezcal. It was a pleasant surprise. I’m not sure I’ll keep mezcal in my cabinet but I don’t regret trying it.
 
Kate
Kate,
This is my first experience with Mezcal and it is good. I like it with one ice cube and brings the smokiness down to a level that is good for me. It is, however, very smokey....it is smooth tho.
 
Charles
Charles,
This is an outstanding mezcal with a broad spectrum of aromas, flavors with just the right touch of sweetness in the finish.
 
Nikola
Nikola,
Sweet and Salty, but in perfect balance. My new favorite Mezcal
 
Daniel
Daniel,
Roasted agave. Peppery, sweet, salty, oily finish. Not bad, but not my favorite.
 
Michelle
Michelle,
I like the earthiness, but spouse finds it to be medicinal.
 
Charles
Charles,
This is a delightful mezcal. Complex fruits on the tongue with just enough smoke and very smooth finish.
 
Antti
Antti,
It is an outstanding, elegant, Espadin Cuishe Ensamble Mezcal that has an aromatic birth; while a rich & balanced life leads to a long & warm death.
 
Zachary
Zachary,
Smooth light smoky nose, a little sweet on the tongue with a clean finish.
 
Vincent
Vincent,
Had some of this at the Flaviar tasting event, and it is excellent. Subtle smoke with lots of character and flavor. I'll be ordering a bottle...
 
Frederic
Frederic,
I usually drink whisky. Mezcal flavor profile has so many similitudes, especially because of the smoke. In my view, this mezcal tops them all. Sip this straight up and enjoy the ride...
 
PAT
PAT,
Super smooth ensamble mezcal, with enough smoke but not too much. Slightly sweet finish and pleasant on the throat.
 
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