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Alipus San Luis Del Rio Mezcal (750ml)

SKU #1192599

So what is the Alipús label and what does it represent in the world of mezcal? Alipús is a series made from contracted mezcales, purchased and marketed by the Danzantes group in Oaxaca, and imported into California by Craft Distillers. Each label corresponds to a specific village where the producer is located. All of them are made entirely from Espadin agave (with the exception of the San Andres that has a smidge of something else thrown in during fermentation). The point is to show the geographical differences that terroir, fermentation, and water ultimately play in the flavor of each spirit. Other than the three main factors just mentioned, they're all basically produced the same way - made from Espadin agave roasted in an open pit, fermented in used wood, and double-distilled in a wood-fired pot still. Just down the river from Santa Ana and San Juan is San Luis del Rio. The producers here make a slightly smokier style than the other three villages.


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By: Kyle Kurani | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 6/9/2015 | Send Email
This is the most fruit driven and round of the bunch. Big and rich, dark fruited with black cherry and an almost voluptuous mouth feel. The spirit is super weighty and oily, with just a kiss of funk in the back ground. Such a departure from the others which are much spicier, fruity and delicious.

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