Yuu Baal Espadin Mezcal - Joven
Yuu Baal is one of the best new mezcal labels we've seen from Oaxaca in the last few years, originating from the town of San Juan del Rio--one of the region's most well-regarded distillation centers. The brand (which translates to "earth" and "fire" in Zapotec) also incorporates spriits from San Luis del Rio, Santa Ana del Rio, and Santo Domingo Albarradas in what has immediately become one of the most diverse and high-quality line ups we carry. The entry level espadin expression is made from estate grown agave baked and crushed by stone using traditional methods, and the pure, unadulterated character of the aromatics is evidence of the artisinal production. Roasted aromas of earth and spice eminate from the nose, and the palate brims with subtle smoke and a concentrated blast of tangy fruit and savory spice. The Yuu Baal espadin is hands down one of the best sub-$40 mezcales we've ever tasted. There may be a new king of Oaxacan spirits.
Grupo Yuu Baal, S.A. de C.V., a 100% Mexican company, a social enterprise that highlights the traditions of the native Oaxacan producers of Mezcal, that of which the complete process of production is artisanal infusing each of its products the mystical, the exotic, and the absolutely delightful taste makes this majestic drink. Grupo Yuu Baal is made up of producers in San Juan del Rio, San Luis del Rio Tiacolula and Miahuatlan, Oaxaca. The quality of the “magueys” begins in the earth and looking after it as well, this means that the complete cycle of the production, the planting cutting and distillation, are done manually, all with absolute respect for our environment. Our Company is dedicated to the manufacturing, bottling and commercialization of Mezcal 100% agave in its three categories: Joven, Reposado and Añejo. We offer Mezcals made from domesticated and wild magueys from the different geographical regions in the state of Oaxaca complying with the requirements of the designation of origin for Mezcal.
Excellent for all occasions, as an appetizer or even as a complement for some of the most diverse regional foods, national and international alike. You will delight in a prestigious note of soft flavor and exotic nature, followed by a refreshing flavor of vigorous intensity that reflects the first years of the maguey plant. For the ardent palate as much as in the indulgence of its outmost desire as in the enjoyment of the undiscovered, a drink that demonstrates the marvelous density of the best Mezcals.
OVEN: STONE OVEN CONCAVO
MILL: STONE MILL
FERMENTATION: NATURAL / OAK WOOD
DISTILLATION: COPPER STILL / DOUBLE DISTILLATION
AGING: NOT AGED