Tasting notes details Location: Santiago Matatlan, Oaxaca Agave: A. angustifolia - Espadin. Maestro Mezcalero: Carlos Mendez BlasVintage: 2019 ABV: 49% Tasting Keywords: Pine, cayenne, citrus oil. NOM: O20X Nose A touch of sugar cane, freshly grated orange peel, and freshly peeled
Nose A Matatlan espadin with a wide cut of cane sugar complemented by lemon zest. Taste Soft, round body full of roasted mesquite accented with orange peel. It has a very mellow flavor profile that would be equally perfect in a cocktail
[caption id="attachment_6468" align="aligncenter" width="939"] Longflint's bottled mezcal paloma[/caption] I recently had the pleasure of chatting with James Law who is one of the forces behind Longflint beverages which are low ABV bottled cocktails. By low ABV, I mean low, to date their entire product line is under 6% ABV so these are the definition of quaffable or, to use another alcohol analogy, they’re session cocktails.
For all the accolades and press that mezcal has received, it is still an outlier when it comes to the mainstream bar world. That's why when the San Francisco Symphony asked us for help in procuring mezcal for their big Opening Night Gala event we jumped at the opportunity. A major part of our mission is promoting mezcal so what better way to put mezcal front and center than at one of the most prominent cultural event in San Francisco?