Xicala Reposado Mezcal

Tasting Notes
Technical Details

Tropical, complex aromas and flavors of grilled pineapple,peppers, and sweet potatoes, spiced chestnut honey, smoked peppercorns and herbs, and sweaty hard cheese rind with a supple, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a warming, engaging, medium-long finish revealing shades of campfire embers, lit tobacco, volcanic rocks, and smoked venison jerky finish. A vibrant, flavorful mezcal.

Xicala Mezcal is produced with the 100% agave Espadin grown in the Valley of Tlacolula Oaxaca. This mezcal is cooked in an underground pit and then crushed with a tahona pulled by a mule. After the agave is ground, it is then stored in wooden barrels with a combination of hot and cold water to ferment for eight days. The fermented agave is then mashed and distilled. The first distillation yields low-grade alcohol (20 to 25% APV). The heads and tails from the distillation run are removed. Only the heart of the distillation is kept and it is distilled for a second time to render the final product, which is about 43% APV. Just as in the first distillation, the heads and tails are removed and only the heart is saved. The spirit is then rested for a few months in steel tanks before being bottled. Each bottle of Xicala is adorned with a handcrafted Alebrije.

• Available Size: 750mL (6 pc)
• Type: Spirits
• Sub-type: Mezcal
• ABV%: 40

Beverage Testing Institute – 94

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