Made using traditional techniques and community spirit, Banhez is an award-winning mezcal that is perfect for first-time mezcal drinkers, with mild notes of earth and smoke followed by sweet hits of lime, banana and pineapple.
Banhez is committed to generations of traditions and community, making sustainable products using traditional artisan techniques. As a co-operative, Banhez sources a percentage of mezcal from each family to blend together to create a consistent spirit profile.
Fresh from Mexico and teaming with flavours of pumpkin seed and cocoa, the Mezcal Amores Cupreata is a single-variety mezcal that’s made from agave cupreata - a plant that’s only found 1,200+ metres up in the mountains of the Rio Balsas. Expect leathery notes and toasty, smoky flavours. It’s not nicknamed tequila’s smoky cousin for nothing.
The families that produce Mezcal Union Uno have three generations experience as their main craft and it shows. There aren’t many finer Mezcals (if any) at this price. 100% AGAVE. 8 YEAR OLD AGAVE ESPADIAN & 20 YEAR OLD AGAVE CIRIAL. 700ML/VOL 80 PROOF. PRODUCT OF MEXICO.
Mezcal Verde Momento is not simply a great value-for-money Mezcal - it also celebrates Mexican artists! Each batch features a different label design, making the bottles stand out on the back bar. The top-notch Mezcal within the bottle is rather tasty too.
Monte Alban Mezcal is your opportunity to taste a genuine Mexican mezcal, complete with worm. It’s a traditional mezcal that simply needs to be slammed with salt and lime and is awash with a range of fresh flavours from chargrilled vegetables to hints of chutney. Spicy notes of cinnamon and white pepper come through, followed by a smokiness which blends perfectly with the char. The smokiness is the flavour which lasts and the one which you’ll remember most clearly.
While the classic Montelobos Joven Mezcal is made using espadin agave, the Ensamble expression gives the espadin some friends to play with. This edition features tobala and papalote agave alongside espadin, resulting in a slightly more herbaceous and smoke-driven flavour profile.oke and honey.
San Cosme Mezcal is a stylish example of a traditional mezcal which has an extremely rich flavour, due to its non-chill filtration process. Its aroma lets you deep and earthy with a dry woody character and sweet roast agave notes. On first sip you’ll enjoy a viscous mouth feel, the flavours coating it entirely and a burst of fruity freshness followed by a creamy caramel-like depth. A hint of spice supports those warm agave notes and there is a final smoky note which lingers pleasantly.
Del Maguey Vida Mezcal is 100% organic and made by hand. This extra care and attention delivers a natural flavour, unblended and surprisingly complex. Smokiness and warmth comes through in this mezcal, with peppery notes mellowed by a caramel honey depth. It’s wonderful if you’re mixing or sipping and the aroma, heavy with fruity aromatics, will draw you in on first opening. The finish is long, soft, delicate and above all else, entices you to try another sip.
Produced in Oaxaca, Ilegal Joven is a young Mezcal which has the distinctive flavour of roasted agave and earthy tones which help it stand out from the crowd. Its aroma are fresh and youthful, with fresh flowers, peppermint and tobacco notes all coming through. It has a complex herbal character which is softened by caramel and raisin flavours and spiced up with black pepper heat. It ends with the floral notes at the forefront.
Don Atenogenes and his family create Pensador Mezcal in his fields near Miahuatlan, Oaxaca, using traditional methods which remain largely unchanged since the 16th Century. They use a combination of espadin and madre-cuishe agave to create it - these are popular agave varieties for good reasons. The process from harvest to bottle each batch of Pensador takes two months - with the hand bottling and labelling taking it closer to three.
What do you do when you're one of the most famous men in the world and you've created the fastest growing tequila brand in the world? Well, you make an absolutely delicious Mezcal of course.
Fresh herbal mint, dried oregano and thyme aromas meet a balanced and elegant liquid that offers harmonious hints of tamarind, pomegranate, banana and mango. This complex character is nuanced by delicate tones of smoke and hints of liquorice - and a long, silky finish. It’s got all the best smoky, dirty taste of the perfect mezcal, but smoother. Perfect when slow-sipped at room temperature.
Ilegal Anejo spends time in both French and American oak casks, delivering a unique flavour profile which you’ll definitely enjoy. A truly premium tequila, maple, clove and bittersweet orange come through in the aroma and lead to roasted sweet agave and chocolate on the palate. Very rounded, full-bodied and rich for a tequila, this is one you will want to sip and savour.
Ilegal Reposado is a 100% agave mezcal-style tequila which has the rich, sweet flavour of roasted agave. The aroma is thick with smoke and woody notes, peppered with notes of chilli and a flavour which is massively hot and spicy yet somehow creamy in the mouth. Buttery notes meld with vegetal sweetness to offer a combination you wouldn’t expect to work, but it does! That smoky flavour never fades and enhances every other flavour.
Madre Mezcal is brought to us by the Morales family in Oaxaca who combine both Espadin and Cuishe Agave.
For this release they cook the Agaves inside Earthen Pitis and Crush it with a Stone Tahona Wheel which creates a Vegetal forward Mezcal packed full of Mint and Herb notes throughout before undertones of Pepper come through on the finish.al sip.
Mezcal is a mexican alcohol that is similar to tequila but unlike tequila which must be made from the blue agave, mezcal can be made from any of 8 approved varieties of the agave plant. It is common for mezcal bottles to have a worm , although the reason behind this is debated. One theory is that the worm serves to show the high proof and thereby quality of the mezcal. It is said that if the worm remains intact in the bottle the percentage of alcohol in the spirit is high enough to preserve the worm.