Mezcal Espadin

Within the wide range of mezcals, we will focus on young mezcal, also known as “mezcal blanco” or “Mezcal Espadín”. It is given this name because, once distillation is finished, it is bottled immediately for commercialization, without undergoing resting or aging processes, unlike the rested or aged mezcals, which mature between 6 and 11 months.

What is Mezcal Espadin?

Mezcal espadin is a distilled product obtained from the fermentation of sugars extracted from mature agaves that have been previously hydrolyzed or cooked. This fermentation is carried out with yeasts, either natural or cultivated.

Its flavor focuses on being very fresh, strong and smoky. As its name indicates, espadín mezcal is distilled and bottled immediately for its commercialization.

It is ideal for drinks or mezcal cocktails.

Mezcal espadín characteristics

What is Espadín: The scientific name of the espadín maguey is “angustifolia house”.

Leaf appearance: The leaf of the espadín maguey is narrow and pointed, similar to a sword.

Maturity and yield: It is the variety most used in mezcal production due to its shorter maturation time, which is 7 to 9 years, and its higher yield. A maguey espadín can produce between 100 to 200 liters of mezcal.

Flavor and use in cocktails: Maguey Espadín is considered one of the smoothest mezcals and is widely used in cocktails because of its aromas and notes that harmonize well with natural fruits such as mango, strawberry and cucumber.

Alcohol content: Although mezcal in general has an average of around 50 degrees of alcohol, maguey espadín is considered one of the smoothest mezcals due to its lower alcohol content compared to other varieties.

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Types of mezcal espadin

Mezcal Espadín is divided into 3 categories, which are mainly differentiated by the period of maturity or rest in which the distilled Espadín remains before being bottled.

  1. Mezcal Espadín Joven: This is the mezcal espadín that in its final distillation is bottled immediately.
  2. Mezcal Espadín Reposado: Here the espadín is rested for up to 6 months.
  3. Mezcal Espadín Añejo: Here the espadín is aged up to 11 months.

1 - Mezcal Los Danzantes

Karina Abad Rojas, master mezcal maker, presents a young mezcal made from Espadín maguey (Agave angustifolia), carefully cultivated in the Valley and Sierra Norte region of Oaxaca. Production begins in a conical oven underground, fed by white oak wood, where the maguey is slowly transformed. Milling is done in a traditional stone mill, pulled by the horse “Samson”. Fermentation is a natural process that lasts six days in 800-liter wooden vats, using native yeasts, followed by two discontinuous distillations in a 250-liter copper still.

When tasted, this mezcal is transparent, offering a balanced aroma dominated by cooked maguey and a blend of green herbs. Upon tasting, light flavors of fresh fruits and green herbs are discovered, complemented by a woody background and a lingering smoke that leaves a long and satisfying aftertaste.

2 - Mezcal Dos Hombres

Dos Hombres Espadín Mezcal is the result of a meticulous selection of Espadín agave, harvested by hand on the steep slopes of a picturesque village in Oaxaca. This mezcal stands out for its captivating fragrance and rich flavor that seduces the palate, while maintaining the characteristic smoothness of our brand.

For an optimal experience, it is recommended to serve it alone in a wide glass, allowing the mezcal to “wake up” and fully reveal its natural flavors and aromas. Dos Hombres Espadín Mezcal invites you to explore and enjoy the unique depth that comes from the expert craftsmanship of Oaxaca’s most renowned mezcal masters.

Thanks to its smoothness, Dos Hombres is perfect to be enjoyed at any time of the year and lends itself beautifully to be enjoyed on its own or as part of various blends.

3 - Mezcal amarás espadín

Made from the sacred Mexican agave plant, they soon realized that this sacred brew deserved the honor that led them to lovingly create a whole holistic cycle and thus mezcal is produced. Visionary and innovative, they challenge the search for knowledge through love and happiness, exploring creative and authentic paths. Mezcal Amarás represents contemporary Mexico, where the cycle of the sun is honored each year with a celebration of love in the sacred agave fields of Oaxaca.

Tasting Notes

Floral: With citrus aromas of bergamot and a sweet touch of cherry blossom.

Palate: A touch of sental wood and a sweet touch of ripe mango.

4- Mezcal Unión Uno

Mezcal Unión UNO is distinguished by being a careful blend of espadín and cirial agave, selected after maturing between 6 and 14 years, which guarantees an exceptional flavor profile. This artisanal mezcal is characterized by its balanced aromas and a smoky note on the palate, complemented by subtle citrus touches that enhance its authenticity.

For a complete tasting experience, it is recommended to pair Mezcal Unión UNO with orange slices and worm salt, thus enhancing the rich nuances of its composition.

5 - Mezcal montelobos espadin

Mezcal Montelobos Joven is an artisanal mezcal made in Santiago Matatlán and produced with 100% certified organic Espadín agave. This mezcal is made by biologist and distiller Ivan Saldaña and mezcalero Don Abel Lopez. It is made according to Saldaña’s vision and passion for agave and artisanal mezcal, with respect for traditional production methods, sustainability and the quality of life of the communities and families that have produced mezcal for generations.

Tasting Notes
Aroma: Wet earth, freshly cut grass, honey, citrus, asparagus and smoke.
Palate: Perfect balance of cooked and green maguey, dried fruits, herbs and smoke.

6 - Mezcal bruxo

This elixir is a gateway that has introduced many to the enchanting world of mezcal. With a moderate alcohol content of only 37%, this distillate has matured for eight years, developing a distinctive flavor profile with pronounced smoky notes. In its complex palette, citrus and peppery nuances intertwine, topped with a delicate hint of cinnamon that enriches its character.

7- Mezcal Ojo de Tigre

Handcrafted, 100% Oaxacan Agave, Espadín and Tobalá from Puebla. A cozy mezcal that is a collaboration with renowned Mexican actor and producer Luis Gerardo Méndez.

Tasting Notes
Caramel and dried fruits that contrast with the herbal freshness of the tobalá.

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