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Erstwhile MezcalArroqueño
Ensamble from Oaxaca, Mexico
Distilled by Juan Hernández Méndez; fermented naturally in open-top wood vats and distilled in a copper alembic still. Perfumed, with notes of exotic spice and burnt orange on the nose; lovely notes of green plantain and citrus on the palate. This is the most aromatic of the 7 distillations from...
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DB1002-NV
Erstwhile MezcalCuishe
Ensamble from Oaxaca, Mexico
Distilled by Juan Hernández Méndez; fermented naturally in open-top wood vats and distilled in a copper alembic still. An herbal, easy drinking mezcal. Floral, greenery, banana, and chipotle on the nose. On the palate, the banana follows through with a hint of cloves, cinnamon stick and Chinese...
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DB1003-NV
Mezcal Viejo IndecenteEnsamble Mezcal
Ensamble from Oaxaca, Mexico
100% agave of two varieties: Madrecuishe (40%) and Espadin (60%). Madrecuishe is a special type of agave in that it takes much longer to mature (14 years!) compared with Espadin. It is smaller and lower-yielding than Espadin, and is prized for its silky mouthfeel. Both agave varieties are naturally...
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DB2085-NV
Erstwhile MezcalEspadín
Ensamble from Oaxaca, Mexico
Distilled by Silverio Garcia Luis in his palenque in the town of Rancho Blanco Güilá in Oaxaca.The roasted agaves are fermented naturally in open-top wood vats; distilled in a copper alembic still. This is their “workhorse Espadín”, great for mixing cocktails, but no less stellar if savored neat on...
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DB1000-NV
Erstwhile MezcalEspadín-Capón Limited
Ensamble from Oaxaca, Mexico
Distilled by Juan Hernández Méndez in his palenque in the town of Santiago Matatlán in Oaxaca in March of 2015.The roasted agaves were fermented naturally in open-top wood vats; distilled in a copper alembic still. This limited distillation (100L) has been aged in glass since March 2015.The elegant...
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DB1001-NV
Erstwhile MezcalHenequén-Limited Edition
Ensamble from Oaxaca, Mexico
This rare distillation, made from cultivated Henequén piñas, is a small-batch limited edition of only 397 liters. Master mezcalero Juan Hernández Méndez originally made this distillation for his own personal collection;Yuan and Kevin jumped at the opportunity to bring this to the US.This is the...
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DB1006-NV
Erstwhile MezcalTepeztate-Tobalá Ensamble
Ensamble from Oaxaca, Mexico
Distilled by Juan Hernández Méndez; fermented naturally in open-top wood vats and distilled in a copper alembic still. A blend of 50% Tepeztate and 50% Tobalá. This Ensamble is the Erstwhile Tobalá’s bolder, sassier and slightly funky tomboy cousin.  Tepeztate is front-and-center here, tempered by...
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DB1005-NV
Erstwhile MezcalTobalá
Ensamble from Oaxaca, Mexico
Distilled by Juan Hernández Méndez; fermented naturally in open-top wood vats and distilled in a copper alembic still. Banana, cooked maguey and adobo on the nose. Quince and subtly floral on the tongue, with the lingering lovely round sweetness of caramel. The slightest hint of spiciness and hot...
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DB1004-NV