Scorpion Mezcal Anejo...$69.99 / 750ml
- Best Mezcal Spirit of the Year, Food & Wine Magazine.
- (100% Agave, 750 ml, 40% abv)
- Matured for 1 or 2 year in oak barrels.
- BTI 95 Points
Firm and slightly oily with light lime, cucumber, sea salt, and herbal aromas and flavors; slightly bitter, leafy finish. (Santé)
Appearance: Dark amber color in the bottle. If it was maple syrup, it would be a medium amber. It is a beautiful thing! On swirling, it leaves a very light coating on the glass which belies its viscosity. Sitting in the glass, it looks like a small puddle of sap or nectar.
First Impression: Very smoky and more understated than the others. Smells like a tin of just opened sobranie tobacco, with strong Phenol and smoke.
Taste: Dry and sweet at the same time somehow, with lime, leather, oil, and smoke, and a suggestion of mint. Resinous on the tongue, and mouth feel. It whispers down the throat, and then leaves a rather delicate burn considering the 80 proof, with a smoky spicy aftertaste like a really good tobacco and spicy notes.