Review #1340 – Koch El Espadin

The Schtick: This is an artesenal Mezcal distilled by Pedro Hernandez in the San Baltazar Guelavila village. This is batch 01/19 – let’s see how it is.

Review #1340 | Mezcal Review #49

Distiller: Pedro Hernandez

Bottler: Koch Mezcal

Brand: Koch Mezcal

Selection: Pedro Hernandez

ABV: 47% ABV

Age: NA


Nose: Sweet, fruity, corn forward. Confectioners sugar, mild clay, some dirty and pepper.

Taste: Thin on the palate – not a ton going on, but it’s pleasant. Melon, pepper, faint smoke. ABV feels about right.

Finish: Short to medium in length – sweet, some charcoal and some burning wood. The smoke isn’t agressive, and wisps away cleanly.

Overall: Overall I like this – it far exceeded my expectations for a bottling so inexpensive.

Thanks for reading!

Rank: 5


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Decoded:

1 | Disgusting | So bad I poured it out.

2 | Poor | I wouldn’t consume by choice.

3 | Bad | Multiple flaws.

4 | Sub-par | Not bad, but many things I’d rather have.

5 | Good | Good, just fine.

6 | Very Good | A cut above.

7 | Great | Well above average

8 | Excellent | Really quite exceptional.

9 | Incredible | An all time favorite

10 | Perfect | Perfect


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