EspadĂn Marca Negra Mezcal is a new entry in to the California market that follows the path set by Del Maguey. Mano Negra seeks out single village estates and brings them to the world. The hand print on the bottle is said to be the hand of the Mezcalero(mezcal maker). Produced in limited supply, the picture above is bottle number 312 out of 3150 made.
Espadin Marca Negra notes below. Enjoy this outstanding new mezcal entry and look forward to later this year the reals of mezcal Tobala.
Agave: Augustifolia Haw
Estate grown: San Luis del Rio, Tlacolula, Oaxaca
Abel Nolasco Velasco, Mezcalero Double-distilled in copper pot still
October 2012, 51.1% alc/vol [100 proof]
3,150 bottles: Limited release
Notes: Nose is smoky and spicy with a hint of moist wood and a spot of mint.
Palate is herbal, smooth and smoky with spicy pepper. Sweet, dry and fruity on the lips
Raul Yrastorza – General Manager – Las Perlas