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The Lost Explorer Espadín Tasting Notes


  • Location: San Pablo Huixtepec, Oaxaca
  • Agave: Espadín / A. angustifolia haw.
  • Maestro Mezcalero: Don Fortino Ramos
  • ABV: 42%
  • Tasting keywords: Salted caramel, green peppercorn
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A rich aromatic bath full of roasted agave and salted caramel with a touch of hay.


Compared to the aromos the mouthfeel is light an full a bright flavors like champagne vinegar and green peppercorn.

Method / Background Notes

The Lost Explorer’s Espadín was made with eight year old agave which were roasted underground in a conical oven for three days then rested uncovered for 2-3 days. Open fermentation in oak tanks, twice distilled in a copper alembic. All three labels currently available in The Lost Explorer family share light bodies and bright flavors which reveal the continuity of Don Fortino Ramos’ hand in all of them.

The brand has a great design sense with a distinct rounded bottle and chimeric animals for each agave. The espadín features a flying antlered jabalï.

Max co-founded Mezcalistas with Susan way back in 2012. Before that he was a journalist at Salon.com and The San Francisco Chronicle.

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