National Mezcal Day is October 21st
Updated: Oct 19, 2022
by Andrew Chalk
For National Mezcal Day on October 21, consider the spirits from Bozal Mezcal, a wildly refined label made from indigenous Mexican agave. As the official spirit of Día de los Muertos (November 1-2), Bozal’s complex mezcals are perfect for autumnal sipping throughout the season.
Encased within their iconic ceramic bottles, Bozal Mezcal also makes a unique gift for any lover of unique spirits. The entire lineup is characterized by exotic and intense flavors, with rich earth tones and savory smokiness. A few distinct options to consider for the festive months ahead are below:
· Bozal Single Maguey Tepeztate (SRP: $80) – The Tepeztate, a subspecies of the Marmorata Family of agave, has a very distinct, erratic leaf structure and flourishes best on the sides of steep, rocky cliffs. The Tepeztate produces beautiful quiotes at the end of life which flower a rich yellow before turning to seed. This agave offers a powerful, unique aroma dominated by floral characteristics.
· Bozal Single Maguey Tobasiche (SRP: $80) – A subspecies of the Karwinskii Family of agave, the Tobasiche is a wild agave that needs twelve to thirteen years to fully mature. This agave is typically characterized by its herbaceous and cedar-like aromatics with an earthy finish.
§ Bozal Ensamble (SRP: $50) – A proprietary blend produced with a variety of unique magueys that complement each other, the Ensamble is a light and easy sipping mezcal, which surprises with its complex lingering finish. A slightly smoky, yet herbaceous undertone rests on the center of the palate, while citrus and floral notes from the Barril maguey are introduced and strengthened by the warm viscose finish of the Mexicano variety.
Bozal is artisanally crafted by 3 Badge Beverage Corp.