A wonderful and well balanced introduction to the new wave that is coming…..
Mezcal Delirio de Oaxaca is meticulously handcrafted under the supervision of master distiller Fernando Santibañez. After 25 years of working for large international companies mass producing rum, brandy and tequila, Fernando decided to return to his roots in Oaxaca to make artisanal mezcal. His goal is to bring this legendary spirit to consumers around the world. He uses specific criteria to select quality growers and distillers based on heritage, tradition, experience and terroitory. Fernando personally oversees every step of the process to ensure the final product consistently meets his defined specifications. Delirio de Oaxaca reflects Fernando’s passion for making spirits by hand and with care
The Joven comes from a Palenque in Matatlán, it is an Espadin and double distilled in copper alembics and blended to 84 proof. A little heavier in smoke than the reposado yet the fruit characters of the mezcal soften and round out the smoke, heavy agave on the palate.
The Reposado comes from a palenque in Miahautlan and double distilled in copper alembics and blended to 80 proof. Subtle smoke and heavy roasted agave on the palate.
The Anejo is on its way and I will update then.
Raul Yrastorza, Las Perlas, GM