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#1 Guy DeLouche

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Posted 21 April 2011 - 05:31 PM

Brand Name: Forever Oax
Distillery: INTEGRADORA COMERCIAL DE EJUTLA, S.A. DE C.V.
Type: Blanco

Distillations: ?
Gusano: No
Proof: 80
Closure: Fake Wood-topped cork

Agave: 100% puro de agave

Other: Tall, too-fancy blue-frosted bottle.

Visual: Brilliant, filtered, legs, no pearls.
Nose: Light to moderate smoke mixed with a natural fiber scent that I can't identify, but it reminds me of woven products like baskets and sombreros that you get at the Sunday markets in Mexico. Doesn't bring agave to mind necessarily, but it is pleasant. A touch of varnish.
Body/Taste: Lighter than I thought it would be - smooth, but somewhat bland. There is a sweetness that seems a trifle unnatural here, not the icky vanilla crap you get from Zignum, but something that tastes more like an additive sweetness than a natural product of distillation. I believe them when they say it's 100% agave, but maybe some of the unfermented juice was added back in? Not enough to put me off completely, this is still a pretty nice blanco, but it just seems a trifle sweeter than it ought to be.
Aftertaste/Finish: Smooth. Very smooth. Almost candy-like, though there is an eventual warmth. Not so macho, this one.
Overall Impression: Nice. And I mean that in both the best and worst way. It's clean, straight forward, very drinkable (hate to use that word, but it applies here), does everything a mezcal should, but ultimately seems a bit lifeless and over-refined. Sipper? No. Mixer? Definitely. But for most folks, it might land somewhere between the two.

Rating: Better than Good, but not quite Very Good.

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#2 Lippy

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Posted 26 April 2011 - 11:36 PM

Guy,
Be SURE to tune in to my Tequila Whisperer Show on Cinco de Mayo.
Gabe and I will be tasting Del Maguey mezcals with RON COOPER.

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#3 Wichie13

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Posted 27 April 2011 - 01:25 PM

NICE!



Guy,
Be SURE to tune in to my Tequila Whisperer Show on Cinco de Mayo.
Gabe and I will be tasting Del Maguey mezcals with RON COOPER.

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#4 Guy DeLouche

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Posted 27 April 2011 - 01:27 PM

thanks for the heads up Lippy, I'll tune in!