Mezcal Vago Ensamble 750ml
Mezcal Vago Ensamble 750ml
Mezcal Vago - Olla de Barro Ensamble is a captivating spirit hailing from the renowned Sola de Vega region of Mexico, offering an authentic mezcal experience that stimulates the senses. Its soft, inviting bouquet radiates the fragrance of fresh pine needles intermingling with the scent of fertile earth, immediately transporting you to the tranquil heart of a verdant forest.
The full-bodied nature of this mezcal is impossible to overlook. Imbued with the deep essence of charred cinnamon, each sip offers a tantalizing depth of flavor, adding an unexpected and warmly-spiced twist to the spirit. The tasting journey concludes with a finish that lingers pleasantly, reminiscent of fall flavors such as pumpkin and chestnuts, leaving an unforgettable impression on your palate.
This exquisite mezcal is meticulously crafted by Tio Rey, a master artisan distiller, at his palenque situated ideally on a fertile hill near a fresh mountain spring. He utilizes traditional olla de barro, or clay pots, for distillation—a signature technique of Sola de Vega, contributing to the unique character of the mezcal.
Tio Rey's secret to creating rich and satisfying mezcals lies in the harmonious blend of natural elements available to him: the purity of the spring water, the richness of the soil, and the traditional methods that have been passed down through generations. His mezcal ensambles, or blends, are each distinctive, incorporating different proportions of Espadín, Mexicano, Coyote, Arroqueño, and Sierra Negra agaves.
Every batch of Mezcal Vago - Olla de Barro Ensamble is clearly labeled with its specific agave content, ensuring not only an unparalleled tasting experience but also an opportunity for mezcal enthusiasts to learn from this master. Enjoying Tio Rey's mezcal is not just a sensory delight—it's a journey into the heart of Mexican tradition and craft.
Frequently Asked Questions
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What is the difference between Tequila & Mezcal?
Tequila is a type of mezcal, much like how scotch and bourbon are types of whiskey.
Tequila and mezcal are both types of agave-based spirits that are popular in Mexico, but there are some key differences between the two. Tequila is made exclusively from the blue agave plant, which is primarily grown in the area surrounding the city of Tequila, about 40 miles northwest of Guadalajara. Mezcal, on the other hand, can be made from any type of agave plant, and is often made using traditional, labor-intensive methods.
One of the most noticeable differences between tequila and mezcal is their flavor. Tequila is typically smooth and subtle, with hints of fruit and spices, while mezcal has a more complex, smoky flavor that comes from the roasting of the agave hearts before they are fermented and distilled.
Another difference between the two spirits is their production process. Tequila is typically made using modern industrial methods, while mezcal is often produced using traditional techniques that have been passed down for generations. This can give mezcal a more authentic, artisanal character.
In general, tequila is considered to be a more refined and sophisticated spirit, while mezcal is often viewed as a more rustic and traditional drink. Both are popular in Mexico and are enjoyed around the world, so the best way to decide which one you like is to try them both and see which one suits your tastes.
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California Proposition 65 Warning
Drinking distilled spirits, beer, coolers, wine and other alcoholic beverages may increase cancer risk, and, during pregnancy, can cause birth defects.
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