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PostPosted: Mon Aug 18, 2014 12:51 pm    Post subject: Bedtime Story Dept: A story of Mezcal... Reply with quote

To be brief...


Absolutely do NOT miss this video...
http://cdn.theguardian.tv/mainwebsite/2014/07/09/140627Mezcal-16x9.mp4
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 18, 2014 1:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cool. My wife has been wanting to get a bottle of Tequila/Mezcal. Any suggestions?
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 20, 2014 6:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Del Maguey Vida is nearly ubiquitous in better bars, as it's the most widely available, somewhat reasonably priced, high-quality mezcal.

Fidencio is also quite good and similarly priced (in the DC area, ~$30)

If you want to get spendy, go for Ilegal Mezcal (that's the name of it), or even spendier, some of the single estate Del Maguey offerings
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 20, 2014 6:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Del Maguey Chichicapa is awesome... even Ralphy says so! For a different kind of mescal (with a buttery characteristic), give Zignum Añejo a try.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 20, 2014 7:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I wonder...


...whether the "Los Amantes" ("The Lovers") made by the family in the video is available? It is - about $50 and however authentically made, its American promoters spare no extravagance in selling it...
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"Los Amantes mezcals are made from a combination of Tobala and Espadin agave, which they say provides an "unmistakable quality and flavour." The marketing website announces: "It is said that mezcal produces an effect similar to that of a tonic with more than just a subtle aphrodisiacal effect, consuming mezcal may mean that the sex life and the very life of the individual himself is prolonged." This is good news for mezcal drinkers. Los Amantes Joven mezcal is the un-aged expression."


Be honest - doesn't just the copy give you a woody?
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 21, 2014 5:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Out of the ones recommended, only Del Maguey Vida is available in my part of Ohio for $35.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 15, 2016 12:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Trying El Jolgorio Cuixe mezcal.
The nose is like a bloody ashtray. It smells so much like a Lagavulin 16..
The taste is a bit different. Feels light and not so peaty. Finish is long.. Briny?

Have 3 more to try but I am quite suprised how good this is. It shows that production methods and duration matter.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 17, 2016 7:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Another vote for the Vida. Honestly, for the price it simply cannot be beat. Another for one would be the Montelobos brand.

IMHO Mezcal is one of the worlds truly great spirits and its a shame that it is all but overlooked due to the filth that is generally sold as Mezcal....like Monte Albon. Dear lord, just thinking about that makes me want to puke.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 17, 2016 10:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am very suprised at how good mezcal is.
Have not tried the DM yet but I am very keen to do so.

Did try the pechuga from the above brand and it was very interesting. Not as smoky as the cuixe but as someone mentioned very gamey.

I need to try more varieties!!!
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