Koch El Mezcal Espadin Mezcal (750ml)
This citrusy artisanal mezcal is made from four types of agave: Cirial, Tobasiche, Tobala and De Lumbre. The aromas tend toward sweet vanilla and lightly roasted characteristics. A big citrus twang on the palate gives way to a lively note of cayenne pepper on the finish. (KN)
Koch El Mezcal is one of Mexico's most sought-after brands. We've waited for years for this special brand to arrive, and now that it's finally here, it's selling out as quickly as we can get it. Koch El Mezcal is headed by Carlos Moreno, and the family is committed to sustainable cultivation and traditional methodology. They specialize in Wild Agave cultivation and operate three separate palenques, which distill in distinctly different styles. This espadin is matured 7 years before being roasted in conical earthen ovens and crushed on traditional stone press driven by horse. Master Mezcalero Pedro Hernandez hails from the village of San Baltazar Guelavila, his entry-level espadin is one of the finest on the market. Fermentation occurs in pine and oak before double copper pot distillation. It is distilled to proof and bottled without any additives whatsoever. This wonderful evocative espadin shows tons of fruit and a powerful spice behind the tropical fruit and smoky herbs.