Color: Pale Chartreuse
Nose: Hugely buttery with plantains, mango, white grapes, barbecued white peaches, agave syrup, dehydrated apple peels, white pepper
Palate: A viscous mouthfeel delivers flavors of smoked olive oil which give way to piney and earthy notes then celery soda, lemon zest, more barbecued peaches, Himalayan pink salt, guava paste, and grilled endive
Finish: Moderate to long with abundant smoke, barbecued fruits, and returning white pepper
On the label: A hugely buttery nose offers inviting fruity notes and a suggestion of barbecue while the palate and finish deliver abundant smoke and intriguing piney and zesty notes
Located in Oaxaca, Mexicao, Fabrica de Amigo del Mezcal is a 5th generation palenque helmed by Maestro Mezcalero Enrique Jiménez that is known for producing mezcal for the Fidencio brand. The distillery has 6 200 liter directly fired copper pot stills encased in brick which adds to the rich earthy quality of their mezcal.
For more on mezcal, Maestro Mezcalero Jiménez, and Fidencio be sure to listen to One Nation Under Whisky, Season 2 Episode 8 when Joshua flew to Oaxaca and spent quality time with Arik Torren of Fidencio.