Review: Wild Shot Mezcal Silver

wild shot silver mezcalA beverage with a name like Wild Shot doesn’t exactly wear subtlety on its sleeve, and this unaged mezcal — complete with, or rather extremely proud of, the worm at the bottom of the bottle — doesn’t really hold back. Country musician Toby Keith is the man behind this celebrezcal, and you can click the official link below if you’d like to see the man with a gusano between his teeth.

Made from 100% green agave, Wild Shot pours clean and offers a rich and straightforward smokiness on the nose, far more savory than sweet. On the body it’s more of the same — mesquite fire smoke, with a sweeter finish that offers some caramel and just a hint of citrus fruit. Very simple and straightforward, it’s a fine mezcal that novices will undoubtedly enjoy, but which lacks the depth that true mezcal fans will want.

But hey, at least you get to eat the worm.

86.8 proof.

B / $43 /

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3 Responses

  1. Kent B May 5, 2013 / 9:38 am

    Looking at the fine print on the bottle it says 40% alcohol and 86.8 proof. How is this possible? I understood proof = 2x alcohol content.

    • Christopher Null May 5, 2013 / 4:25 pm

      Good eye, Kent. I presume this is a misprint on the bottle that Wild Shot photographed. My sample bottle reads 43.4% alcohol / 86.8 proof.


  2. Jaci Gordon May 6, 2013 / 10:25 am

    Toby Keith’s Brand Wild Shot Mezcal has two offerings..Silver and Reposado!! Silver is very simple, straightforward, and it’s a fine mezcal that novices will undoubtedly enjoy. Reposado has all the depth that any true mezcal fans will love. I know I do!!! Please take the time to give Wild Shot Reposado a taste!! You will be glad you did!!

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