Casamigos Mezcal Joven 1 Liter
The mezcal, which is a joven (meaning it’s young), is uncannily smooth for an unaged spirit. The first thing one notices is the lack of burn and overpowering bitter or smoky notes—both in the nose and on the palate. Instead, you get fragrant herbal (mint, oregano, and thyme) and fruit (tamarind and mango) notes: a fine mix of layered flavors and aromas, if you will. Next, you’ll notice how subtle it is at first sip—especially for a mezcal, which in my experience can be a little more “abrasive.” It is definitely the kind of mezcal you sip for pleasure because of its unusually long finish, preferably using a traditional clay copita—the way God intended.