An homage to the popular history of Oaxacan clay-pot mezcal aged in brandy barrels, Don Amado Reposado uses exhausted brandy barrels from Pedro Domecq to create a nostalgic flavor of earthen-smoked agave with the soft caramel and butterscotch notes of American white oak.
A complex and layerd sipping Mezcal, that will take your cocktails to the next level when mixed. Beautiful levels of smoke, with caramel barrel characters and classic Espadin flavours of olive, pepper, chamomile and lime.
Familiar Mexican flavors of roasted corn slathered in butter, hints of vanilla and cinnamon, tropical fruit and dried chilies are balanced with a moderate amount of smoke leading into barrel notes of a satisfying, slightly spicy vanilla-driven extended finish.
In the highlands of southern Mexico, the renowned Arellanes family has been crafting one of the region's most celebrated mezcals since the late 1700s. Eleven generations of continual mezcal distillation with a legendary commitment to craftsmanship and experimentation have culminated in a spirit that is simultaneously complex and approachable. Don Amado is made from earthen roasted agave hearts which are, after crushing, fermented together with their piña fibers for a rich agave character. The mash is then double distilled in small traditional ceramic clay pots. Aged varieties are matured in American oak casks previously used for barreling Pedro Domecq brandy.
KARA NEWMAN - WINE ENTHUSIAST
You don't see too many barrel-aged mezcals, and this one is a beauty. Four months in used brandy casks gives this espadín mezcal a straw hue and enticing, well-integrated layers of dried apricot, honey, Sherry, gingery spice and Scotch-like smoke.