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Vago Espadín Joel Barriga Mezcal 750ml

Vago Espadín Joel Barriga Mezcal 750ml

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Vago Espadín Joel Barriga Mezcal 750ml - crafted by mezcalero Joel Barriga, originates from Hacienda Tapanala in Oaxaca. Joel, a cousin of Aquilino Garcia Lopez, hails from a long line of mezcal makers.

To maintain consistency, Aquilino collaborated with Joel for several months to ensure Joel's Espadín mezcal would resemble his own. The agaves are crushed using a tahona and undergo a double distillation process in copper stills.

This Espadín has become a staple offering from the Vago brand.

Tasting Notes

  • Aroma: Sweet and sugary with a subtle hint of sea salt.
  • Flavor: A blend of chocolate and mint with a smoky cigar ash finish. Despite a high alcohol content of 51%, there is a strong peppermint heat.
  • The aftertaste is slightly medicinal; otherwise, the finish is salty, earthy, and warming.

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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.

Where do you ship to?

Currently, we only ship within California.

Our rates are applicable for orders up to six bottles.

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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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