Review #1369 – Banhez Espadin-Barril

The Schtick: Banhez Espadin Barril is produced by a cooperative of mezcaleros in Oaxaca. This is their core expression release, although their portfolio contains many other entries. Let’s see how it is.

Review #1369 | Mezcal Review #61

Distiller: Banhez

Bottler: Banhez

Brand: Banhez

Selection: N/A

ABV: 42% ABV

Age: NA

Nose: Sweet cream, honeycomb, faintly ashy smoke. Nice fruity note.

Taste: Super sweet – loaded with vanilla bean, cream cheese frosting, honey, toffee and salinity. Ash and satisfying woody smoke adds a savory contrast. Pepper.

Finish: Short but rich, loaded with apricot, pepper, mesquite smoke and clay. Complex exit.

Overall: Delightful for a bottle that is ubiquitous and easily found. It works so well in cocktails and is even more delightful neat. Strong work, Banhez.

Thanks for reading!

Rank: 6



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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