Del Maguey Crema de Mezcal
I went searching for my bottle I wanted for New Years Eve. It was a toss up between Penca Azul Blanco and 1921 Reserva Especial...I was holding both bottles and I looked at the corner of the bottom shelf and saw Del Maguey Crema de Mezcal. I did not know the store carried Del Maguey and when I asked they said they didnt know anything about it and only had the Crema De Mezcal under Del Maguey in the inventory list. So I decided I had to try this, Del Maguey has been talked about on here forever and I've never tried a decent Mezcal.
The store had it listed at 52.99...only 5.00 less than Penca Azul Blanco. I decided this was the one. Tonight I opened it up for just a treat before New Years Eve (more because I couldnt resist the temptation)....
It was barely drinkable. I will take notes later but all I could taste was a disgusting chemical. I took in the smoke notes I smelled in the aromas and could distinguish that the spirit had potential. But the burn and HORRIBLE after taste and syrupy sweetness had me pondering if this was worthy of wasting a lime on to make a margarita...
I let the cork sit out for 30 minutes to air dry...it was rubber. I smelled the cork and smelled my Del Maguey bottle and quickly realized that it was very similar. Could the cork have ruined this Mezcal that was sitting on the shelf for who knows how long? Maybe the cork just had a similar smell left from the Mezcal but this was horrible. And now my New Years drink is wasted on this. I'm truely disapointed!
Any feedback would be great. Thanks!
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