Mezcal San Cosme Oaxaca
  • Category Mezcal
  • Country Mexico
  • Region Oaxaca
  • Distillery San Cosme
  • Style Joven (un-aged) Mezcal
  • Alcohol 40%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
  • smoky
  • agave
  • pepper
  • apple
  • earthy
  • caramel
  • fire
  • vanilla
  • mango

San Cosme

Mezcal Oaxaca (0.7l, 40%)
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Character Goatson
Just what the doctor ordered.
 
Mezcal in the drink of the hour. If you haven’t tried Tequila’s mysterious cousin, it’s high time you do. Especially if you like Tequila. And smoke. Lots of smoke. While most Tequilas are made by cooking the agave in above ground ovens, Mezcal is cooked underground, over a wood fire and covered in layers of agave leaves and earth. The process imbues a special aroma and flavor into the Mezcal, giving it the identifiable smoky quality. Unlike Tequila, it can be made all over Mexico, but the best Mezcal comes from the region of Oaxaca. So of course, to Oaxaca – ¡ vamos !
 
Oaxaca, more specifically Santiago Matalán is the home of San Cosme. The distillery borrows its name from the legend of Saint Cosmas. According to Mexican folklore, Saint Cosmas and his twin brother Damian defied death and performed miracles. That’s why they are revered by many as patron saints of doctors. And let me tell you, this Spirit is just what the doctor ordered. 
 
Mezcal, in comparison to Tequila, can be made from over 30 varieties of Agave. Mezcal San Cosme is made with 100% Espadin agave as base. They press grind the agave hearts under a mule-turned stone mill to extract the golden juices and pulp-ferment it in wooden barrels with natural, local yeasts. Then the mash is distilled twice in copper pot-stills before it’s filtered and bottled. This is a true artisanal product, Mexican craftsmanship and tradition in a bottle. 
 
The end result is a complex Spirit with a very distinct smoky character, but with a bit of sweetness and earthy quality to balance the whole act in your mouth. This delicate Spirit should be enjoyed slowly and peacefully. Forget slamming. This is a Spirit to sip, savor and enjoy.
  • Category Mezcal
  • Country Mexico
  • Region Oaxaca
  • Distillery San Cosme
  • Style Joven (un-aged) Mezcal
  • Alcohol 40%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
Appearance / Color
Crystal Clear.
 
Nose / Aroma / Smell
Agave, Vanilla, Pepper. 
 
Flavor / Taste / Palate
Apples, Smoke, Caramel.
 
Finish  
Long, warm and smoky. 
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  • smoky
  • agave
  • pepper
  • apple
  • earthy
  • caramel
  • fire
  • vanilla
  • mango
Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
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.
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.

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.
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.
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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