By: David Othenin-Girard
K&L Staff Member
I don't know what it is about aging mezcal in glass, but this is the second vintage espadin we've had and it's easily my new favorite spirit in the store. The nose is ultra complex showing tons of agave, deep pepper, gusano salt, but none of the bold carbonized smoke that mezcal drinkers are likely used. Instead expect a heady blend of smoked citrus peel, mesquite embers and earthy fruit. The palate is shockingly soft and filled with agave fruit, pointed by black pepper, roasted nuts, lemon and more salt. Very few spirits achieve this kind of complexity, while remaining so inviting and almost NONE that have not been aged in oak or otherwise rectified by the producer.