Bosscal is a brand new mezcal made within the Mexican state of Durango. Three varieties are on accessible; we obtained two of them. Particulars on every product could be discovered under of their specific writeups. Ideas comply with.
Bosscal Mezcal Joven – Unaged distillate of an unspoken agave selection (or varieties). Agave is floor by hand axe and fermented in oak vats, then double distilled in chrome steel stills. 100% natural. This can be a decidedly mild mezcal, with a mild, fruit-wood smoke on the nostril. Notes of applesauce, with a contact of cinnamon plus some floral notes emerge with time in glass. The palate can also be fairly mild, fruity with notes of baked apple and a few lemon, each evenly smoky however completely approachable for novice mezcal drinker. The end affords nearly no smoke in anyway, however retreats once more to a quite tart fruitiness, evenly candy, with a mild floral-herbal high quality to shut issues out. 84 proof. A- / $45
Bosscal Mezcal Conejo – Astute readers will know that “conejo” means rabbit in Spanish. That is certainly a mezcal made with rabbit, suspended within the nonetheless throughout a 3rd distillation within the pechuga type of mezcal-making, the fats including an oily/savory high quality to the spirit. Bosscal isn’t executed there, although: This mezcal is flavored (our second encounter with flavored mezcal in a month) with regionally grown apples. (This spirit is barely made when the apples are in season.) As for the mezcal: By no means thoughts the rabbit, right here’s the apples. And extra apples. Once more there’s a mild smoke on the nostril, paired right here with notes of dill, inexperienced apple, and blended inexperienced herbs. The palate shifts gears absolutely with apple shortly turning into the overwhelming focus, to the purpose the place it’s tough to style a lot else. They begin off baked and finally make their method to smoked, but it surely’s invariably apple to the core (ahem). Right here the end finds a extra smoldering high quality than within the joven, which is a merciful respite from the orchard. 84 proof. B / $80