Real Minero Barril (Agave Karwinskii) Mexico 49.90% 750 ml
Nose: Smoked meats, chipotle, cocoa
Palate: Cinnamon, white pepper, clay, black tea, chili powder, manzania apple
This Real Minero Mezcal is made using the Barril variety of agave, which isn’t seen all that often. The name “barril” comes from how the plant looks – it’s sort of barrel shaped! The resulting spirit is rather interesting indeed, with full-bodied tropical fruit and vanilla notes, joined by a touch of minerals and smoke along the way. Lorenzo Angeles is the man behind Real Miero’s Mezcal, made with traditional techniques out in Santa Catarina Minas.