Mezcal Viejo Indecente is produced in the community of San Isidro Guishe, within the district of Miahuatlán, Oaxaca, by the Lucas family, who has been producing mezcal for three generations. Mezcal Viejo Indecente Espadín, the first product to launch stateside, begins with 100% Espadín agave sourced from the Lucas’ farm and harvested after approximately 8 years. The agave is steamed in a clay oven, distilled twice in a pot still at the family distillery, and filled and bottled by hand. In lieu of the smoky notes imparted from typical wood-fueled pits, Mezcal Viejo Indecente utilizes an energy-efficient, steam cooking process – a traditional process commonly seen in Mexico’s northern states, whose drier climates make local lumber scarce.
Mezcal Viejo Indecente (94 proof)
Nose: Acetone with a far hint of smokiness. Imagine Super-Elastic-Bubble-Plastic with a Scotch Highland edge.
Taste: A curious dark mango-like fruitiness with much more smoke than the nose indicated. Quite intensely packed flavor with a decent amount of heat. As the profile unravels, there is a soft tobacco character that works to advantage.
Finish: Medium long with lingering creosote.
Overall: An odd mezcal, but by no means unpleasant. A bit of water will open this up into a more balanced profile.
GSN Rating: B+
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