A Sipping Experience

with The Lost Explorer Mezcal

With time as a key ingredient in both craft and consumption of this ancestral libation, mezcal likes to take things slow. Sipping mezcal is a bit of an art itself, calling upon the senses. It helps to start with understanding what mezcal is and the origin of the flavors you’re about to experience. As a quick reminder: A couple main differences between mezcal and tequila is that mezcal can be produced with dozens more agave species, contributing to a vaster range of flavor, and mezcal’s production method involves days-long roasting of the agaves in earthen pits.

To appreciate the source and the process, remember to slow down and savor each sip (don’t shoot it!). Sip Curiously.

Espadín

(Agave Angustifolia)

100% Agave

A sweet and herbaceous expression, well-balanced with hints of red apple, ripe fruits and a mild smoky layer to finish.

Origin San Pablo Huixtepec, Oaxaca
Distillation Double
8 Agave age
in years
Aroma
Fresh herbs with hints of wood from the fire pit
Taste
Chopped agave, mesquite, sweet red apple and ripe fruits
Finish
Smooth and fruity, with a slight smoked wood finish on the palate

Espadín is the most commonly sourced agave varietal for mezcal. Its sky-reaching sword-like leaves protect the piña. Typically, an Espadín agave will take 5-8 years to reach maturity, though we like to leave ours alone for 8. The extra time is well savored.

Sip Espadín

The approachable, welcoming aroma of Espadín will instantly transport you to the arid valleys of San Pablo Huixtepec where our Espadín grows. The sweet smoke rests gently on the roof of your mouth before giving way to a gentle, lingering finish that caresses the mouth in an even warmth.

  • Red apple & chicatana ant salt
  • Tangerine & Tajín
  • Pear, vinegar & salt

Tobalá

(Agave Potatorum)

100% Agave

An earthy expression with hints of tobacco, cocoa, vanilla and leather, offering a unique balance between wood aromas and umami flavors.

Origin San Pablo Huixtepec, Oaxaca
Distillation Double
10 Agave age
in years
Aroma
Dry tobacco, wood and cocoa
Taste
Vanilla, with notes of leather and clay
Finish
Smooth and earthy finish, with hints of citrus and fresh grass

Also known as the ”Explorer Agave,” the elusive Tobalá is a wild agave that grows in arid, shaded, high-altitude canyons. It is much smaller than its more common kin and extremely rare to find.

Sip Tobalá

A cozy aroma of dry tobacco, wood and cocoa gives way to subtle vanilla notes on the palate, ultimately with leather and clay notes being reminiscent of characteristics found in a fine scotch. A smooth and earthy finish carries hints of citrus and fresh spring grass.

  • Chocolate with caramel sea salt
  • Pickled mushroom & lemon peel

Salmiana

(Agave Salmiana)

100% Agave

The most herbaceous expression of all, offering a sweet and spicy profile with hints of green chili, grapefruit and fresh agave.

Origin San Pablo Huixtepec, Oaxaca
Distillation Double
12 Agave age
in years
Aroma
Green chili, grapefruit peel, fresh agave after rainfall
Taste
Sweet, with fresh citrus and dried herbs
Finish
Spicy, with earthy and mineral notes

Massive in stature, this wild agave species is foraged from its preferred high-altitude, adventurous terroir. Salmiana, also known as the “Green Giant,” can grow up to 12 ft. in diameter and reach as high as 6 ft into the sky.

Sip Salmiana

On the nose, Salmiana expresses fresh green chili, vibrant grapefruit peel and agave after a rainfall. The citrus notes carry onto the palate with a sweet tint of dried herbs that lead to a spicy finish with even minerality.

  • Olives & demerara
  • Semi-pickled celery & worm salt

We encourage you to revisit this sensory journey with friends and learn more about the art of sipping. Celebrate, contemplate, or just watch an afternoon pass by.

Sip Curiously

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