Over the previous few years, various new mezcals have come to the USA in response to exploding curiosity within the smoky agave distillate. Gracias a Dios, Spanish for “Thank God,” is a joven (unaged) mezcal made by Oscar Hernández. It’s made with 100% espadín agave grown in Matatlán, Oaxaca. It deserves notice that the ability the place it’s made is 100% photo voltaic powered, and 60% of the water of their mezcal making course of is collected from rain (180,000 liters per yr). Let’s give it a strive.
On the nostril, Gracias a Dios Espadín presents with gentle smoke balanced with an natural character and bell pepper. There’s additionally a hint of ethanol. The palate follows swimsuit and is far more expressive. Daring smoke and natural notes steadiness one another properly, and barely candy notes of bell pepper seem as effectively. All effectively and good. On the draw back, the ethanol that seems on the nostril is stronger right here, and the mezcal runs fairly scorching. It is a nice mezcal for cocktails, although: The value level is superb, and the upper proof and daring flavors let it stand out amongst different elements. That stated, it’s a bit scorching for sipping straight.
90 proof. NOM 0223X.
B / $35 / thankgad.com