Rey Campero Jabali de Barro Mezcal (Oaxaca, Mexico) 750ML
Distillery Notes: The Jabali species of agave and the mezcals made from it have become something of the unicorn of the category, heard about often, very rarely seen (we've all seen unicorns right?). Much smaller than other varieties and resistant to cultivation, it is very difficult to find enough mature plants in the wild (many of which can take 20 years to mature) to make a small batch of this very special mezcal. Add to all this the most important part, the mezcal is absolutely delicious. The notes here are far ranging and complex including summer grass, rose water, jasmine, melon, cucumber, mineral, spice, honeycomb, almond fruit, fresh walnuts, roasted corn and smoke. The luxurious entry on the palate is creamy and rich up front and then lively and mouth-watering with juicy acidity and spice on the long finish. Incredible stuff.