|Yuu Baal Mezcal
|San Juan del Rio
Yuu Baal is a renowned mezcal brand rooted in Oaxaca, Mexico. Established in 2012, it's a collective of producers from San Juan del Río, San Luis del Río, and Miahuatlán. Emphasizing traditional production methods, Yuu Baal uses wild and cultivated agaves, ensuring the spirit's authenticity. The brand stands out for its commitment to sustainability, with initiatives aimed at agave reforestation and community upliftment. Its founders, with deep ties to Oaxacan culture, prioritize preserving ancestral mezcal-making techniques. Yuu Baal not only offers a genuine taste of Oaxaca but also embodies a blend of modern responsibility and age-old traditions.
Probably exactly what you would expect from a big box store brand. It’s nothing extraordinary, but a decent bottle to keep around the house to sip on non-special occasions. I wouldn’t break it out to celebrate anything though.
This espadin has got some citrusy vibes and a bit of smoke. Especially for a rather big production mezcal and the low price point, I didn’t find it too bad. It’s quite strong on the nose, so you don’t get many subtle notes.