Mezcal

Mezcal Tasting 101

Even wanted to know how to taste mezcal, or even wine?  Ed Draves, our resident wine aficionado and mezcalier, gives us a quick lesson on the basics in this short video, shot on site recently in Oaxaca. Advertisements

Ed Draves Samples… Mezcal Real Matlatl

It was our pleasure recently to host Ed Draves, the Buffalo Mezcalero, in Oaxaca.  Ed is the man responsible for all of our “official” mezcal tastings here at Dave Miller’s Mexico.  We spent a lot of time in Matatlan sampling some of the many mezcals available in that area.  Here […]

Ed Draves Samples… Mezcal Los Javis

Brand… Los Javis Category… Espadin Origin… Santiago Matatlan, Oaxaca Tasting Notes… Subtle floral, smokey nose showing a little sweetness. There is a viscosity tension playing off the minerally character making the experience both complex and pleasant. The finish is very appealing as the peachy sweetness carries with the minerality. Maguey […]

Ed Draves Samples… Wahaka Joven Espadin

Brand… Wahaka Category… Joven Espadin Origin… San Dionesio Ocotepec, Oaxaca Tasting Notes… Sweet nose with very little heat, signature mineral character joined by pleasant citrusy notes with a touch of smoke on the aftertaste that went on for several minutes.  The taste was pleasant and full, mostly concentrated in the […]

Ed Draves Samples… Real Matlatl Reposado

Brand… Real Matlatl Category… Reposado Origin… Santiago Matatlan, Oaxaca Tasting Notes… Clean/golden straw color with a pleasant nose and some minor heat.  A little smoke blanketing some berry aromas with delicate flavors [no heat on entry and very smooth].  As can be expected, there is some wood and some smoke […]