Casamigos Mezcal Joven
Casamigos Mezcal Joven
- Name: Casamigos Mezcal Joven
- Type: Joven (Young) Mezcal
- Age: Unaged
- Region: Oaxaca, Mexico
- Alcohol by Volume (ABV): 40%
Casamigos Mezcal Joven is an unparalleled expression of traditional Oaxacan mezcal craftsmanship, emanating from the storied distilleries of Oaxaca, Mexico. This joven or young mezcal is unaged, delivering a spirit that's as pure and vivid as the Espadin agave from which it's distilled. Employing an ancestral production process that includes cooking the agave in earthen pits and fermenting in open-air wooden vats, Casamigos Mezcal Joven captures the untamed essence of the land. With an ABV of 40%, it offers a balanced but substantial drinking experience, providing a pristine window into the time-honored rituals of mezcal production. This exceptional offering is available exclusively at Third Base Market & Spirits, serving both the discerning connoisseur and those new to the world of mezcal.
The liquid is impeccably clear, symbolizing its unaged purity and meticulous filtration process.
The initial olfactory impression is dominated by the signature smokiness of mezcal, followed by sweet notes of agave and fleeting hints of tropical fruit like pineapple and mango. As the aroma unfolds, subtler notes of fresh herbs and light floral tones add complexity.
A first sip reveals a rich mosaic of flavors: the sweetness of agave, the smoky character inherent to mezcal, and a peppery spice that enlivens the palate. The textural smoothness allows these flavors to unfold in stages, culminating in a mingling of herbal and citrus accents.
The finish is clean, yet the smokiness lingers along with a pleasant spiciness, reminiscent of white pepper and a hint of minerality. The aftertaste is long-lasting and complex, prompting a deeper exploration of its multiple layers.
This mezcal is versatile enough to be enjoyed neat, sipped slowly to appreciate its multifaceted nature. It can also serve as a robust base for cocktails like the Mezcal Margarita or a smoky Oaxacan Old Fashioned. Pair it with traditional Mexican dishes like mole or tamales to fully experience its cultural roots.
To sum it up, Casamigos Mezcal Joven is an artisanal mezcal that truly embodies the authenticity and complexity of Oaxaca’s famed spirit. Whether you're an experienced mezcal enthusiast or a curious newcomer, this is a must-try experience, exclusively available at Third Base Market & Spirits.