Alipus San Luis Del Rio Mezcal
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Alipus San Luis Del Rio Mezcal

Item # 36949 750mL
$54.96/ Single Bottle
$329.76/ Case of 6
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Tasting Notes

This gorgeous picturesque village is tucked away deep into the mountains of Oaxaca where some of the highest quality espadin grows and great distilleries line the banks of the river that runs through town. This excellent batch is full of purity & pleasure with classic mezcal notes that aim to please. Made by master mezcalero Don Baltazar Cruz Gómez.

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Staff Pick Notes

Mezcal is a tricky buy for the consumer. Why are the prices ranging from $40 to well over $200? What is the difference? Most importantly, which one am I going to like the best? Start out with (or if you are a seasoned mezcal drinker, take a look at) Alipús. The project started in 1999, and since its founding has curated a tight range of mezcals from unique villages. San Luis del Rio one village beloved by bartenders who find these distillates well-suited for cocktails. However, it's a misnomer to presume mezcal is all about a single smoky flavor. With each batch, bottle and pour, mezcal is a spirit evolving wildly in its aromas and flavors. Durian, cream, butter cream frosting, overripe tropical fruit all burst on the nose. On the palate, salinity, chili pepper, and cashew fruit come to play. Sip it slowly neat, or mix it up.

- SS

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