Alipus San Andres Mezcal
Alipus Mezcal Joven - San Andrés
Alipus Mezcal Joven - San Andrés: Fermented in cypress vats & distilled by Don Valente Angel from Agave Espadín grown at about 5000 feet on thin calciferous-soiled low hills and terraces. Complex, rich, intensely floral.
Alipus Mezcal offerings are 100% Agave produced in remote pueblos in Oaxaca’s noted Mezcal region, via craft production from artisanal family distilleries. Agaves are wood-roasted in palenques (conical below-ground ovens), with juice extraction by slow stone-milling (tahona). Fermentation takes place with native yeasts in open wooden vats, and is completed by double-distillation in small wood-fired copper pot stills.
There are currently four distilleries producing Alipus Mezcals, three of which are qualified to export. These limited release Mezcals are now available in the United States (7/2012), and for under $50 per bottle, the quality for price is incredible.
The flavor is really good. This is a drink to enjoy sip by sip, REMEMBER this is not Tequila is not a shot drink.
This was one of the first Mezcals I tried and apparently it is a favorite among many. It is both quite smoky and quite tasty. I think it tastes best chilled. There are definitely more refined Mezcals out there but this one does a lot of things right. If you enjoy a big smokey flavor in Mezcal, which I do, I think this is an excellent introductory Mezcal and a good value. Probably the second best Mezcal I've tried in the $30-40 range...the first being Alipus blue label. You can't really go wrong with either though.